Why Water Is The Must-Have Garden Accessory
What usually comes to mind when you think of garden accessories? Visit any garden centre, and you will probably come across a whole variety of different things – statues, lights, pots and furniture all designed to spruce up your outdoor area, and add a little bit of interest to it. Many of us now view our gardens as an official extension of our home, and that is why so many people take such pride in them, decorating them as they would their home. Part of the beauty of garden decor is because you have a lot more creative freedom than you do between your usual four walls. For example, you can harness different elements to work in your favour – one of them being water. Having water in your garden can be the first step towards creating a peaceful, tranquil space, as there is something about water that instantly makes many of us feel calm and soothed. Here are a few ways you can incorporate it into your back yard.
The luxurious way
If you are building a garden that is all about indulgence, the whole place wouldn’t be complete without a hot tub of some kind. The market for garden hot tubs has exploded in recent years, with many different designs and styles now available. If you have a patio or decking area in your garden, this could be the perfect place for you to put your hot tub. Most come with integrated seating and a hard-wearing cover, so when it is not in use, you can easily pack it away and keep it clean for the next use. Hot tubs can also be a great way to bring a more social aspect to your garden, as there is nothing quite like enjoy a glass of fizz in a hot tub with your loved ones.
The impressive way
Feel like making a statement with your garden? Many gardens have a focal point, whether it is an eye-catching statue or a particularly glorious tree. If neither of these takes your fancy, though, you could always draw attention to your garden by installing a water feature. Water features are one of modern gardening’s greatest exports and look cool, classy and chic. Go for a waterfall effect, if you have space for it, or keep things low-key with a delicate stream.
The au natural way
If these ‘artificial water’ ideas aren’t really for you, why not create a more natural looking feature by having a pond installed? Ponds can be home to an abundance of wildlife and many unusual plants, so there is no better option if you want to attract more life to your garden. Visit your local garden centre to discuss pond options – you will need to bear in various factors such as the depth of the pond and the quality of your soil before you have anything fitted. Once it is installed, however, then you can have your fun with it. You may want to make it home to some koi carp, or perhaps you want to see how many water-loving plants you can grow in there. Whatever it is, it will add a whole new dimension to your garden.