If you’re already busy making fixes and additions and maintenance to your garden, you might think why you should go to the bother of creating a water garden. Or if you have a pond lurking on your property already, you might wonder what the point of lining it and tidying it up is. Well, these points are just about to answer you.
The bonus relaxation points
Gardening is a relaxing activity and your garden should be a relaxing place to be. Adding a water garden can only heighten that effect. Not only do a lot of us have a fascination with water and its almost meditative qualities. But if you have to deal with street noise, you should already know that water is one of the most effective methods of silencing it. Any kind of water feature can be a great silencer for the world outside your garden.
It’s a haven for lovely critters
Take care of your water garden and it will not only take care of you, but lots of other little creatures as well. It can become a habitat for all kinds of wildlife. If you have kids, or you just want to learn, it provides a great opportunity for some wildlife education and can help you pass those values on. You can just as easily use it to host some gorgeous wildlife of your own. Japanese koi fish make a very impressive display which is why they’re featured in water gardens all over the world.
It opens up whole new possibilities for plant life
If you’re a horticulturalist at heart, then you’re going to love the opportunity to try your hand at some new flower and plant life arrangements. Most people are familiar with the water lilies and floating plants you’ll see on most pictures of tranquil water gardens. But there are opportunities to fit every kind of garden style there is. There are bog plants perfect for islands in your water garden or underwater plants that add just a bit more depth to it all. There’s no shortage of experimentation to be done.
It’ll add some real curb appeal
If you want a reason that’s a little more solid, then how about cash? As well as being a great hobby on their own, gardens are a gold mine for adding curb appeal to your property. Not only can a good garden make it easier to sell, it can even help you knock up the price a bit. A lot of people would love a water garden but aren’t quite willing to go to the effort to get it made. If you don’t mind eventually leaving your work behind, then you should consider it for value’s sake.
A great water garden can add a tremendous amount to your existing greenery. It adds an almost intangible value, as well as some real dollar value. What starts a project easily becomes something of an addiction down the line. Don’t blame us if you finish your water garden project only to end up dreaming of an extension immediately after.