Benefits of Adding a Waterfeature

Ponds and water gardens are quickly becoming one of landscaping’s most popular trends.

Homeowners across the nation are opting out of a boring lawn by transforming part of it into a breathtaking waterfeature.

Waterfeatures are a great way to make a yard and home unique, and adding a fish pond or water garden can turn your yard into your own personal oasis paradise. However, having a waterfeature installed does not only improve the look of your yard but also comes with other benefits. Check out three major perks of having a pond or water garden installed in your yard.

1. INCREASED CURB APPEAL AND HOME VALUE

Boring grass yards or rock patios won’t catch anyone’s eye anymore. However, installing a waterfeature in your yard creates a unique landscape in addition to a peaceful atmosphere that will not go unnoticed. Waterfeatures can be big projects like a Koi pond, or simple projects like adding a beautiful disappearing waterfall. The truth is, waterfeatures make your home stick out from the others in your neighbourhood, as they create an attractive curb appeal. And, having a waterfeature in your yard will increase the value of your property.

2. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY YARD

One of the greatest benefits of waterfeatures like ponds and water gardens. Having waterfeatures like these conserves water, which not only is beneficial for finances but the environment as well. If you have a plain and boring lawn, you’ll be using gallons of water per month in order to give the proper care to your lawn and plants. However, having a pond reduces that water usage. After a pond is filled once, it can be naturally filled with rainwater. Occasionally rain will not be a reliable source, meaning it won’t always be available. Your pond or waterfeature may have to be topped off every once in awhile, but other than that, ponds maintain a healthy ecosystem by relying on natural sources of water.

The moisture that ponds create can be beneficial to nearby plants, as they create a self-sustaining cycle of hydration. This keeps plants alive and healthy without having to constantly water them. The humid environment that is created by a pond can help moisturise your soil, especially during those hot summer days. Ponds, water gardens, and other waterfeatures will also consume your yard space. Which means you will not be using as much fertiliser, pesticides, and other lawn care products. Adding waterfeatures also take up yard space, which will result in less time spent mowing the lawn. While this is beneficial for time, it also reduces the number of pollutants emitted into the air. One of the biggest benefits of pond or waterfeature is that they can help indirectly support surrounding wildlife, whether birds, insects, or plants. By simply adding some native plants in and around your waterfeature will help attract wildlife native to the area by providing food and protection.

3. HEALTH BENEFITS

Yes, you read that correctly. Waterfeatures can bring various health benefits. The white-noise-like sound emitted from waterfeatures is naturally calming. Waterfeatures can help you temporarily escape from the busy world, and the sound of water can help mask out the noise of traffic or loud next door neighbors. The sound of water has a calming effect on the brain, similar to what you would feel with meditation. Waterfeatures can help reduce anxiety and stress. In addition, water — whether in a lake or a pond — releases negatively charged ions into the air, which helps eliminate free radicals, purifying the air of dust mites, germs, pollen, allergens and other pollutants. And, negative ions are also believed to relieve stress and depression, and help increase energy, alertness, and focus. This purified environment is better for your body and health. Whether you choose to add a simple waterfeature or a koi pond to your yard, you’ll be able to relax and appreciate the calming sounds, visuals, and environment that waterfeatures bring.

So are you ready to add a waterfeature to your yard or garden?

There are many more benefits of adding a water feature to your yard other than the three major ones we covered. If you are considering adding a pond, water garden, or another water feature to your yard, be sure to come up with a game plan to ensure that you have everything needed to make it beautiful and unique. And, when you need water feature or pond supplies you can rely on PondMAX to have everything you need! From pond filters and pumps to pond care and water garden supplies. For more information about our pond and water feature products, find the closest PondMAX dealer or contact us!

 

 

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