Water adds harmony, peace and serenity to the environment. It has been used for hundreds of years to decorate gardens and lawns, give outdoors rhythm and life. Even small water fountains or cascades can become a focal point and transform the entire look of your backyard. No matter what kind of design concept you choose, it can be enhanced by the addition of water features.
We at Green Thumb Industries LLC have noticed that many people have installed outdoor water features here in Greenville. Our clients in Parker, Gantt, Berea, Wade Hampton and Mauldin say that the environment of their backyard has changed since we installed water features on their property.
A number of our regular clients in Taylors, Greer, Simpsonville, Easley and Spartanburg are considering adding water features in their lawns and gardens as well. Your landscape will definitely benefit from a water feature.
Types of Water FeaturesMany people think that water features are limited to fountains and water cascades. While that might have been true for homeowners in the past, it’s no longer the case. Different design concepts have introduced fresh new ideas that are gaining popularity.
- Fountains - Whenever you think of a fountain, you think of those ornate-looking structures that won’t fit into the modern sense of design and style. You might think of statues with water sprouting out and large, artistic looking sculptures. While those are still in use and remain popular, modern fountains can be much more minimalistic and sophisticated.
You also have the option of combining water & plants, and creating stunning looking spectacles that can be the focus of your backyard or garden. Many people are also installing pondless water fountains in which the water just seems to disappear. Fountains don’t have to be ornate-looking. If you choose the right design- they can fit in with modern and contemporary concepts.
- Ponds - Ponds can change your entire landscape, turning it into an oasis and a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. They create a serene, tranquil atmosphere; taking away your stress and making you forget all your cares for some time. It’s widely documented that the sound of water has a calming effect on people. You can add a small waterfall to your pond and give it a natural look.
Many of our clients have installed Japanese KOI ponds on their property. The fish are beautiful to look at and they can keep you entranced for hours if you watch them swim. KOI ponds need to be constructed carefully and located in a shaded area for the fish to thrive but many people consider it worth the investment.
- Streams - Streams are great garden water features. They don’t take much space and are relatively inexpensive to construct. They can lead to waterfalls and ponds, creating an entire, natural water system in your garden. Many people install streams to create an environment of rhythm and movement on their property. The sound of gently running water has its own appeal as well.