There's little that can turn your simple yard into a tranquil oasis like the sound of a running water fountain. Luckily, fountains are so versatile in size and form, this stunning water feature can fit into any kind of garden style!
bring a certain grandeur to the garden, regardless of what they're made of. Popular in Mediterranean courtyards, plazas, and elegant parks, these classy fountains look great in traditional and classical gardens. For less formal gardens, naturalize the look with tiered fountains made of stone or wood, or stray from a perfectly symmetrical shape.
are great choices for those who want to avoid the potential dangers or maintenance of a water reservoir but still enjoy the soothing sounds of a fountain. Since the water is hidden below the ground, this type of fountain is easy to maintain, takes up little space, and is safe for small, curious children. Enjoy the calming trickle of water over a variety of fountain styles, including rocks, granite columns, millstones, urns, and more!
are suitable for a wide range of landscape sizes and styles, including modern, antique, and traditional gardens. They're especially useful for those who yearn for a water feature but don't have much to work with, as they require very little space and be customized to fit any wall.
are smaller versions of your favorite water features that second as gorgeous centerpieces to decorate your outdoor furniture. Tabletop fountains are sure to impress your dinner guests and add a little class to your outdoor living area.
Not only do water features mimic the calming sound of brooks and streams, but they also draw the attention of surrounding wildlife. Birdbaths, in particular, are perfect for attracting pretty, chirping birdies and other animals to your garden, bringing nature right to your doorstep. While other water features are also great for attracting birds, birdbaths and water reservoirs are ideal because it's easy to drink and bathe in them.
Like water fountains, there are plenty of birdbath styles to choose from, so it shouldn't be difficult to find one (or many!) that suit your style. The first thing that comes to mind might be the classic, round basin sitting on top of an elegant pedestal. These are great for more traditional or formal gardens, but there are lots of other options, too. For simpler or rustic styles, lay a basin on rocks, bricks, stools, or even just lay it on the ground! Hanging birdbaths are also great options for our flying friends.
Regardless of the type of birdbath you choose, you'll want to make sure the water is never stagnant, as still water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. If there isn't a built-in mechanism, keep the water disturbed with a water agitator. In the winter, when many natural water sources freeze over here in North Dakota, birds will be extremely grateful for birdbath de-icers that keep yours functional.
Some gardeners are hesitant about the maintenance and commitment of introducing a water feature to their landscape, while others jump right into full-fledged ponds and water gardens! Although ponds require a little more investment, once they're installed, the maintenance really isn't too demanding. Plus, the inclusion of unique aquamarine plants and even some fishy friends is totally worth it.
Even with water gardens, you can start small if you want to. If you're toying with the idea, try building a water garden in a container or tub first before committing to an in-ground pond feature. Once you've decided on the size and design of a water garden that suits your landscape, and you've consulted with a landscape designer (if necessary), it's time to