Simple Water Garden Ideas

November 2, 2017 , In: Landscaping, Outdoors , With: 2 Comments
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One of the best things about owning a house is having a yard you can work with to create the backyard of your dreams. You’ll end up with a relaxing place to spend time with the people you love, or a beautiful view to enjoy from your kitchen window. A popular idea for many homeowners is to create a simple water garden.

So, what’s so great about water gardens? They’re a great way to bring a little bit more nature into your surroundings, without costing too much. They’re also easy to personalize, so no two water gardens have to look the same way, and you can modify them to fit your tastes and the landscape of your yard. If you love greenery, accent your water garden with plenty of plants to take care of. If you prefer a more artsy water garden, use statues and stones as décor.

Do you find yourself wanting a water garden, but aren’t sure where to start? Read on for some inspiration to figure out which design you’d like to incorporate into your backyard. When your project is done, you’ll be ready to enjoy the relaxing views and sounds of your new pool or stream.

  1. Trickling River

The basic idea behind water gardens is that you have water on one plateau that falls into a lower level. You’re essentially creating a mini waterfall and a pool at the same time. The sloping stream is a gorgeous and simple water garden you can change into any design you like. If you’re looking at this design and wondering how to make it, have a quick read about how to plan your first water garden.

This kind of garden architecture is perfect for beginners because it can have one drop-off or a couple, if you start building and find yourself getting ambitious. You can also make it small or big, depending on your budget and how much space you have.

  1. Garden Pool

Another common way people incorporate water gardens into their backyards is through the use of pools. Having a pool is part of the American dream. It fits right in with the vision of a house surrounded by a white picket fence with a dog on the front porch. If you’ve wanted a pool for some time, a water garden might be the way you can make it work.

Check out some examples of water gardens that double as pools so you can get a sense of how simple or elaborate you can make yours. Some gardens can just be a regular pool with some plants around the edges, or they can be as intricate as having trees overlooking a waterfall into the pool. Just keep in mind that if you plan on lounging in the water, you’ll have more cleanup to do if leaves and petals have easy access to falling into the pool during the day.

koi pond water garden

  1. Koi Pond

Koi ponds double as water gardens because they can also be a beautiful way to introduce nature to your yard. The koi make a great addition to the wildlife you already see in your yard every day. Plus, they’re very easy to keep up with. Do-it-yourselfers build koi ponds all the time, so there are plenty of online directions to follow to build your own. You’ll have fish swimming around in your dream water garden in no time.

  1. Mini Water Garden

You don’t have to dig a hole in your yard to create a water garden if you don’t want to. Water gardens are easy to adjust by making one above ground in a miniature size. You can use lots of different containers to make your own, like flower pots or mason jars. These allow your water garden to be portable, and it can also help you cut down on the cost of building one!

  1. Garden Fountains

Water gardens don’t have to be limited to being a pool or stream. You can also create a lovely water garden using fountains in your yard. You can easily build your budget based on which fountains you like. They can be large or small, and even connected with hoses you can hide among the greenery. Look around for garden fountain inspiration pictures so you can start dreaming up water gardens for your yard, and maybe even the inside of your house.

Landscaping your yard can be a big process, but that doesn’t mean it will feel overwhelming and discouraging. You may have an idea of what your dream yard looks like, but are worrying about hiring a landscaper, paying extremely high fees and having to choose more specific plants and greenery than you expected. Renovating your yard doesn’t have to be hard or a major project. Sometimes all you need is a water garden.

Water gardens are an easy and affordable way to add beauty and nature into your home. They can be a simple project that just requires some tubing and a flowerpot, or you can alter your project to easily reflect your dream yard. They can also last a long time with little to no maintenance, so you won’t have to add any extra tasks to your to-do list the next time you start doing yard work.

Try adding a water garden to your yard today to see just how much it can transform your yard!

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Hey! I'm Megan. I am a dog-lover and enjoy exploring the outdoors. Your Wild Home covers a lot of topics, including (but not limited to) home improvement, home decor, construction, real estate, and sustainability. I enjoy writing in third-person and I am addicted to chocolate, coffee, and terrible puns. Learn more on my About Me page!
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    In the UK we are lucky to have private gardens with the majority of our homes that aren’t in inner city areas. Unfortunately we often don’t have the weather to enjoy them

      • Megan
      • November 13, 2017
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      It’s a shame that cold and dreary weather can keep us from enjoying gardens! Thanks for reading, Carolyn!

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