Water features can bring your garden back to life and turn a boring back yard into an oasis. Charlie Albone shows you how!
If you’re lucky enough to have a natural water feature like the beautiful dam featured in tonight's episode, then you can really go to town to make it a highlight.
But if you don’t have a dam and acres of land, you can scale it back to a garden water feature with these simple tips:
- Containers are the most versatile and easiest option for making a water garden. They suit both small and larger scale spaces and are often easy to modify and maintain.
- It's worth thinking about your gardens theme, availability of space and your budget. If space is a premium, your local nursery will have some fantastic options for courtyards and smaller gardens. Top tip: don’t forget there’s a whole host of water plants to give your feature some greenery, such as water lilies.
- By digging your own pond, you can have it any shape or size. If you want a formal feel, go for a square or rectangular pond with paved edges. If you want to create a natural looking feature, use an irregular shape and finish it off with rocks and plants to visually soften the edges.
Water features add instant appeal and value to your home. They add instant design and can help your garden rejuvinate, by bringing in insects and wildlife!
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