Just Add Water: Garden Water Features

Be it a serene pond or a bubbling waterfall, water can bring light and life to even the smallest of spaces. Here, fresh ideas to jumpstart your garden planning.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Stepping Slabs Appear to Float Across Pond

Stepping stones in this pond appear to float, but are actually expertly constructed on plinths. Water plants complete the design.

Sound of Falling Water Soothes Restricted Space

Falling water in a restricted garden design can offer a comforting sound, plus it makes an interesting focal point.

Reflecting Pond

A dark garden spot is brightened with a small reflecting pond. Bold foliage plants complete the garden boundaries.

Garden Hydrangea Peeks Through Curtain of Water

A curtain of falling water from an over head water feature complements the cool white hydrangeas that are blooming just beyond the falls.

Water Lilies Soften Squared Edged Pond

Surrounding grasses and water lilies help to soften the square edges of this traditional lily pond. Clipped boxwood topiaries add to the formal look.

Multi Level Water Feature Creates Visual Interest

Visual interest and a pleasing sound are two reasons to include a multi level water feature in a garden design.

Hot Tub Fits Into Small Garden Design

This hot tub fits its small rustic space with redwood timbers that line the outside of the tub, plus the wildflower perennial plantings surrounding it.

Exotic Foliage Used Around Small Backyard Pond

Exotic foliage surrounds the edges of this small backyard pond.

Glass Aqueduct Delivers Water Pool to Pool

A glass rill in this water feature acts like an aqueduct bringing water from a higher pool to one located below it.

Brimming Disc Pool Attracts Wildlife to Garden

Brimming disc pool adds reflection to the garden and attracts wildlife, including birds that will enjoy a drink and bath.

Next Up

Tips for Watering Lawns and Gardens

Without adequate water, plants will suffer and eventually die. Supplies can run short as rapidly growing plants draw up moisture from the soil. It's important to know what to water and how.

Tree Pruning: Removing Water Shoots & Suckers

Remove water shoots and suckers from trees as soon as you can, as they divert water and nutrients from the tree if left to grow. 

Choose the Right Size Water Heater

Learn some handy numbers to help you meet your water needs.

Installing a Tankless Water Heater

Technology provides for adequate supply while saving energy.

Maximum Value Energy Efficiency Projects: Water Heater

Water heaters that are more than 10 years old are doing your home more harm than good.

At Home With Steve and Rachelle Wilkos

He hosts The Steve Wilkos Show , while she executive produces both his show and The Jerry Springer Show . Find out where the busy TV power couple spends their downtime.

Mums vs. Asters and How To Use Them in Your Landscape

Don't toss those potted mums and asters after they bloom, plant them in your yard.