As you’re sitting home this winter longing for the light and warmth of spring so you can get back out in your backyard, consider that now is a great time to start planning a new outdoor landscaping project: the addition of a backyard water feature. Water features, specifically backyard ponds, are great additions to almost any home, and they offer numerous surprising benefits.
Ponds are pretty, be it a simple, small one with a fountain or a large ornate one with a stone patio and intricate waterfall. They add beauty and curb appeal that should not be undervalued.
Ponds are an excellent addition to an area from an environmental standpoint. They can provide food, shelter, and of course, water for local plants, wildlife, and insects. Having a pond may even attract local wildlife that has been pushed out of the area by human development. Ponds are also a great alternative to lawns since they require less maintenance than grass, fertilizers, and even watering.
Having an outdoor water feature can make the area surrounding it cooler, like having an all-natural air conditioner. As the heat in an area causes the water at the pond’s surface to evaporate, that process causes a cooling effect on the surrounding air. This effect is why it feels better to sit by a pool or lake on a hot day, even if you don’t get in. You can achieve it with even a small pond in your backyard.
Ponds can be great educational tools for both kids and adults. They are a great way to study insects and animals up close as they provide natural habitat, as mentioned above. Ponds can also be a useful tool for learning about plants or learning responsibility by caring for the pond.
Finally, a pond addition to your backyard can take an uninspired place and turn it into a sanctuary where you can relax. Combine the calming effect of a pond with the negative ion release of moving water, and you have the perfect spot for sitting and improving your mental health.
Water Feature DESIGNS WITH HONEYSUCKLE NURSERY AND DESIGN
At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping and hardscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new trees. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration!
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