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Water Features
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Water features are a great method of enhancing the look of a residential or public landscape. Not only does adding a water feature to a landscaped area add monitory value to the design, it also creates a pleasant and relaxing environment to the onlooker. Nothing can beat the melodious stream of water trickling down a precipice in the age old rhythm. Water features for landscaping designs in particular, come in varying formations. For example, while some are intricately detailed and done on a large scale, there are others that would accommodate any sort of budget as well.

The waterfall is a common yet awe inspiring design that gives an instant improvement to a landscaped area. The waterfall can be made pond less or with a pond; the most common way being with a pond. In order to accomplish this task, one can utilize an already existing pond in their garden while using rocks and logs that are lying around, for the construction.

Water walls on the other hand are a modern and bolder approach to water feature design. The use of a wall that already exists or a more contrasting wall that is made from marble or terracotta can be employed to make the feature more prominent. When properly constructed, a water wall will allow a steady flow of water along the side of the wall thereby giving it a mirror effect. Modern water features would be ones that come in various types of pots or in certain devises such as the roman architectural columns and statues etc. Brass is also another design that can give more zest to your water feature. One can also set a mood to their water feature while animating it with appropriate lighting from dusk till dawn.

Mosaic water features are also another great addition to your garden as they can be plain and simple but very intense and detailed if required. Either way it will be a bolder feature to add to your landscape as it gives added quality and can be very stimulating to look at. The use of them in ponds and walls are a great way to highlight certain parts of your landscape. Water fountain have been the oldest methods of water feature that have been used by many cultures for thousands of years. By far the most elegant of all water features are the fountains. This feature is generally made by marble or rock though cheaper materials such as fiber glass can also be utilized in order to create the same effect. They can add that hint of elegance to your landscape and can be placed very discreetly to make the surrounding area look more romantic and pleasant. Taps and spouts of water are also great additions to add more texture and ambience to your landscape.

Spillways are enchanting additions to your water garden as they provide naturalistic music for an instrumental landscape. The sound of water flowing from one end to another is a very soothing pure white sound. This sound has in fact been scientifically proven to lower stress by restoring tranquility. Spillways also play a major role in adding pets to your water garden. They make a handsome addition to your water features. The use of carps goldfish and other exotic fish can make your water garden look very authentic and give it a vibrant look. The use of reptiles like salamanders and tortoises which are water based will be an attractive feature to consider as well.

Landscapes WA provide landscaping services for commercial & residential property including decking & water features.

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