Adding water to your garden, or landscape can be a daunting task filled with plumbing nightmares and flash floods galore. When done the right way, adding water to your garden can lead to envy from your neighbors. Water is a necessity and a luxury that gardens and landscapes can’t do without.

Many landscapers and gardeners turn their green thumb down at a water feature as an over-the-top waste of time and money. However, it is well known that water relieves stress, calms the nerves, and creates feelings of tranquility. In addition, adding water by way of a pond, stream or fountain gives sophistication and calmness to the average backyard.

Selecting a fixture that is proportionate to your land should be the first step in adding a fountain to your landscape. Gardens come in every imaginable shape, size, and form. Some yards, and gardens are as big as entire town, others are as small as few square feet. The first step in selecting a fountain that will fit in your garden is finding out what size would be right.

This doesn’t mean you need the measuring tape, or a ruler to find this out. Look at the bigger picture and come up with a general plan as to what size would work for your needs. For example, if you have a small garden, you might note that you want a fountain no bigger then a few feet tall and a few feet wide. This should give you enough information to make the right choice when purchasing a fountain.

Maintaining the fixture is of up most importance. For those that think it should just work on its own, think back to that kiddy pool that was left in your yard for two months, look at the water and see all the fun wildlife that has found their new home. Unless you want a pond with critters abound, maintain your water fixture weekly, if not daily to keep it looking fresh.

Creative minds are rewarded in elegant looks that will impress the entire family. After installing the fountain your backyard try planting some flowers around it in a deliberate pattern. The more deliberate the pattern the better it will showcase your fountain.

Creating a waterfall can add great quality, and value to a garden. Waterfalls can be custom built, or purchased at prices lower now then ever before. For those that want more than the falls, try putting an exotic fresh water fish pond or koi pond at the bottom of the falls. This can be done relatively easily with some basic fixtures available and most home and garden stores.