Water has always interested people because it is known to be calming and relaxing, and has always been an essential part of gardening - not only as a necessity for the plant life - but also as a focal point of the garden itself.
Water adds a consciously appealing element to a garden, and be used in such things as fountains, waterfalls, and ponds – to name a few of the many available options.
What is Water Gardening?
In all simplicity, a water garden is a pool of water which is home to such things as plants, fish, or other water creatures. The most important issue to remember in water gardening, as with most other types of gardening, is that of choosing the right spot. Finding an area which receives a substantial amount of sunlight each day is essential, as most aquatic plants, fish, and other creatures need plenty of sun – at least 6 to 8 hours a day.
The actual size of your property will have a great influence on the planning of your water gardening strategies, and basic principles should be used when deciding how to carry out your water gardening design.
You should choose proper elements for the landscaping portion of the project, such as features like a waterfall, some rockwork, or perhaps lighting and a fountain. The design ideals basically depend on your own personal taste, all that must be remembered is to ensure adequate sunlight, and to not overwhelm a single space.
With water gardening you must think carefully about several issues, including that of when choosing aquatic plants. If you do choose to have aquatic plants in the design, you must keep in mind that the plants should not cover the entire water surface, and that the best idea appearance wise is to purchase some floating aquatic plants, and others which are to be submerged. This adds a certain balance to the overall design of your water garden.
Maintenance is essential to water gardening, and you must remember to keep a close eye on your garden throughout the year. A water garden is not a difficult chore, but rather a fun experience and an additive to your home which can be a beautiful and calming display.
There is also something called ‘container water gardening‘, which consists of the same ideals as water gardening, only – quite appropriately – inside a container. This is for someone who perhaps does not want to immediately take on the task of a larger water garden, but still wants the same effect of beauty and calm.