Water Features

Flowing or Still, Water Features Captivate

Water features appeal to a number of our senses - sight, sound, touch and movement. And don't forget wonder; they offer the chance to grow unfamiliar plants that can attract beneficial insects and other fascinating wildlife.

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Combine deep and shallow water to allow for a wide variety of plants; if you have room, a small waterfall provides ideal moisture for growing ferns and mosses at the pond edge.

Here's another reason to plant a variety of aquatic species at different depths: you can attract dragonflies, aquatic insects and frogs at the surface, and keep fish below. Creating a lively splash zone is a great way to get kids interested in the garden.

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