Adding a water feature to your yard is a great way to enhance its aesthetic appeal. A water feature can bring a sense of calm to a garden and transform even ordinary landscapes into something extraordinary.

Here are some benefits of water features.

Health Benefits

Spending some time near a water feature is a great way to unwind and destress after a hectic day at work. When you spend some time near your water feature listening to running water, your muscles relax, and you start breathing deeply. This reduces the levels of your stress hormones.

The therapeutic effects of water can help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of various health issues such as stroke, anxiety, coronary artery disease, and angina. Flowing water releases negative ions into the air, helping increase your energy levels.

Drown Out Loud, Unpleasant Noises

Installing a water feature is a great way to minimize distracting noises. They produce white noise, which drowns out unpleasant, distracting noises, helping create a serene environment.

Attract Wildlife

If you cannot spend time in nature every day, why not bring nature into your home? Water features attract pollinators such as bees and birds. Watching tiny, cute birds going about their daily life is a great way to relieve stress. Not only will animals win your heart with their antics, they will help maintain your landscape.

Easy to Maintain

Water features are easy to maintain, given the condition that you inspect and clean them regularly. Do not let debris, dirt, dust, and decaying materials accumulate in your water feature. A regular cleaning and or maintenance routine is key to having a low maintenance water feature.

Take good care of all the organisms (flora and fauna) in your water feature. If you have a pond and you keep fish in it, avoid overfeeding them to reduce waste. Cut back oxygenating plants in autumn. In winter, remove tropical pond plants indoors before temperatures plummet.

They Are Natural Humidifiers

If the air in your home or office becomes arid, it makes sense to install a water feature. A water feature, such as an outdoor waterfall or a pond, will add moisture to a dry area. Moist air provides evaporative cooling, helping maintain a comfortable indoor temperature during summer.

The ideal humidity level prevents several health issues such as skin irritations and illnesses. A water feature will also help your plants thrive by maintaining the humidity levels conducive to their growth.

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Water Feature

  • Periodically clean and maintain it
  • Address issues straightaway
  • Install bird baths or a shallow drinking hole to attract wildlife
  • Have a water feature contractor near you inspect, clean, and maintain your water feature regularly

Sweetwater Landscape is committed to helping homeowners design the landscape of their dreams. We will help you choose the best water feature for your landscape, install and maintain it. To learn more, call (707) 887-0140.