Have you been contemplating the benefits of adding a water feature to your property? There are so many wonderful benefits that it would really be a shame to miss out on them all! Modern Design Aquascaping has rounded up a few of our favorite benefits that you might not know about:
Use a pondless waterfall to reduce noise pollution.
One of the best things about a pondless waterfall is the “babbling brook ”sound isn't simply soothing. The sound produced by your water feature actually absorbs a great deal of noise from your surroundings. Cut down on the distracting sounds of traffic, barking dogs, and more. Learn more about noise reduction here.
Attract beneficial wildlife to your property.
Water features like bird baths are great because our feathered friends help keep our soil aerated, while the insects attracted to the water feature also aid in cross-pollination. Your water feature will also help create a much-needed water source for wildlife.
Enjoy a natural humidifier in your water feature.
Adding a water feature to your property helps create more humid air, which in turn makes it easier to breathe. When air is too dry, our lungs have to work harder to breathe--which is one reason it can be so hard to breathe well in winter.
Calm your mind with the addition of a water feature.
Did you know that flowing water emits negative ions? That's a good thing, because negative ions aid in reducing stress. When we spend time near a source of running water, we enjoy a naturally greater peace of mind.
Enjoy better air and ambience.
It should be no secret that natural water features offer environmental benefits. The negative ions emitted by flowing water actually help purify the air. Through the natural process of evaporation, water vapors further filter the air. Simply adding a water feature to your landscape can help reduce the ambient temperature by as much as 25 degrees Fahrenheit!
This year, we'd love to help you finally bring your water feature fantasies to fruition. We can help you with every aspect of design, installation and care--whether or not you wish to do it yourself or have us complete the entire project for you. Feel free to give us a call at (865) 995-1234 or Visit our website today to learn more and request your estimate.
If you've got a water fountain on your property, have you considered the ways you might give it a little extra TLC this Valentine's Day? Your friends at Modern Design Aquascaping have gathered some ideas to help you decorate your fountain and make it stand out a bit more than usual.
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Surround it with a decorative bed.
If you'd like to dress up your fountain, consider decorating the base. A rustic landscape can benefit from stone accents like gravel or river stones. Give your coastal landscape a special touch with crushed seashells surrounding your foundation base.
Bring in some extra color.
It's easy to freshen up a stone or concrete fountain with a bit of paint. First apply a concrete bonding primer and use outdoor paint to make sure your work holds up. You can also add tiles for a splash of color to give your fountain an elegant, new look.
Dress it up with greenery.
Living green plants and fountains are a natural pairing. Climbing vines and flowers work especially well with wall fountains. Free standing fountains go great with a ground cover planted around the base. You might also place aquatic plants inside the fountain itself for added color and a touch of romance.
Decorate the water.
Let's say that you're completely pleased with your fountain base, but still would like to add a little something special to your fountain. You can use floating ornaments to adorn the water itself. Consider Japanese fishing net floats or even floating tea lights to transform your fountain for a special occasion.
Related: Learn more about the different types of floating aquatic plants.
This February, Modern Design Aquascaping wants to help you bring the romance of nature into your backyard. Feel free to give us a call at (865) 995-1234 or visit our website to learn more about our services today!
John Adams is a professional pond artist and builder.