Ponds can be constructed in any size, shape or style that you might want or need to match your landscape design. You’ll find that you can incorporate an incredible number of elements within a pond, from lighting to plant life, fish and more. You can create a pond that evokes thoughts of a mountain stream by using a waterfall and natural stone, or you can opt for something a bit more tropical with flowering water plants and sand.
Fountains are perhaps the most versatile water features available. They can be very small – resting on a table on your porch, for example. Alternatively, these water features can be very large and can be used as the focal point for an overall design in your outdoor area. You’ll also find that fountains can be created in almost any style that you might want, from intricate Gothic designs to rustic options and more.
Choose Lighting for Effect
One of the best ways to highlight water features in your landscape design is to use outdoor lighting to put the viewer’s attention on them. You can use understated lighting to provide highlights, or you can use focused beams to really make water features stand out. Make sure that any lighting that you choose is rated for use with fountains or ponds, though.