There is nothing more relaxing than listening to the burble of water from a fountain, or a water feature as it's often called in landscape-speak. However, you want to make sure that your fountain matches the current design style of your home, as well as helps it stand out from other residences. Check out these three ideas for making your water feature pop and setting your home apart from all of your neighbors:
1. Make a "Secret" Corner Fountain
One of the best things about a fountain is that you can hear it before you can necessarily see it. Consider having a small fountain in the corner of your garden that is partially obscured by some leafy foliage. The leafy foliage will block your fountain from view unless you are really looking for it, increasing the almost mystical nature of the sound of running water. Children and adults will both be delighted when they finally find the source of the running water.
To enhance the "secret" status of the fountain, consider decorating it with small, fantasy creatures that are made out of stone. Anyone looking at your fountain will find their attention drawn to the figures and realize that they are spending a great deal of time attempting to locate each of them.
2. Consider Using Steel
Lots of fountains are made out of stone. If your home is the picture of modernity, why spoil the image with a stone fountain? Instead, use steel. Talk to a fountain designer that will be able to incorporate the steel architecture of your home into a beautiful modern fountain.
By using a more unusual type of material, you can be sure that your fountain will stand out from everyone else's. You can even choose to have the steel colored so that it matches the design in the rest of your yard or garden.
3. Make a Butterfly Fountain
If you have a lot of butterfly flowers or other plants that are known to attract butterflies, consider putting a small fountain in the middle of the plants. This fountain will provide water to the butterflies and further attract them. You can even have the fountain embellished with pictures of butterflies to enhance its nature. This fountain will not only provide the atmosphere that your garden needs with its cheerful burbling, but it will also be a conversation point, especially when guests notice how many butterflies are hovering around.
For more information, talk to a landscape designer like All Season Landscaping if you have other questions.