Adding a water feature to your garden provides your home with many benefits. It increases the value of your property, for instance, and is an eye-catching centerpiece that will wow your guests. Water features are also a great relaxation tool: there is nothing quite like sitting outside and watching and listening to the gently trickling water. However, standard water features, such as pools and fountains, might not appeal to you and instead you might be looking for a more unusual feature for your garden. If this is the case, read on to find out more about the most unique water features for 2021.
A stainless-steel water blade is a contemporary update to a traditional waterfall, producing clean sheets of cascading water for a sleek and minimalist water feature that draws all the attention to the water. Water blades can be set into an existing wall, if the wall is level and built appropriately to accommodate your water blade. Alternatively, they can come with their own separate pillar to become an eye-catching statement piece of their own. Check out water-garden.co.uk for more information about installing a stainless-steel water blade in your garden.
A bog garden is an unusual twist on a classic pond and is a particularly useful idea if there is an area of your garden that is more susceptible to becoming waterlogged. They are great for attracting wildlife including frogs, newts, and dragonflies, and moisture-loving plants will thrive in this permanently damp area. Bog plants, such as creeping jenny and yellow iris, thrive in soil with high nutrient levels that has lots of organic matter. Plant a combination of tall and short plants to provide shelter and perches for wildlife. Top up the water level if required using rainwater from a water butt; however, if you do not have access to rainwater and instead have to use tap water, allow the water to stand for a few days to allow any additives to break down.
Minimalist garden pond
A minimalist pond can provide your garden with a sleek and modern interpretation of a pond without the dirt and naturally growing plants. Furthermore, they can be built on a budget and are easy to adjust to size depending on whether you want a small or a large water feature. Line a shallow trough with rocks or marble and fill it with water. You could even add a few splashes of greenery around the edges in the form of hardy plants in order to soften the hard elements. This pared back design adds a touch of Zen to your garden.
Green Man water feature
According to mythology, the Green Man was the protector of the natural world. Introduce an element of mysticism to your garden by adding a Green Man water feature. This usually consists of a man’s face with water shooting out of his mouth into a small pool, and can be mounted onto an existing garden wall. Surround with fronds and greenery for an extra element of surprise.