White noise is a great soother, and there is no better white noise than the sound of moving water. The reason why we find the sound of water so soothing is physiological. Of course, the biggest benefits are found when we are physically in water. When in water our heart rates slow and our body shifts and adapts. These are excellent reasons why it’s so effective to add a waterfall in your garden.
Water also has a “blue health” benefit much the same way that green spaces have a “green health” benefit. In fact, while parks are great, they are infinitely improved when a blue element, or water feature, is included.
Water is beautiful and it is powerful. The best way to enjoy all the benefits is by installing it right into your own garden. This does not always mean a pool. In fact many of the benefits above can be enjoyed by adding a waterfall or a water blade from water-garden.co.uk.
If this intrigues you, then, follow the steps below to add a waterfall in your garden and enjoy so much more of the natural world!
Installing a Waterfall in Your Garden
1. Determine the amount of space available.
There are a lot of options when it comes to how you install a waterfall into your garden. The good news is that you do not need to have a full pond or lake to do it. There are many closed-loop waterfalls that are easy and small enough to add to your garden. They require very little maintenance, other than a clean once in a while, and can add a great element to the soundscape of your space.
If you have a huge amount of land to work with, however, then you can build a natural looking waterfall, complete with either a lake or a pond. It depends entirely on how much space you have, and the look that you are going for.
2. Select the style and size that suits you.
If in doubt, always opt for a waterfall that looks as natural as possible. It will go well with any design, even if it technically “clashes”. That being said there are many great waterfall designs that you can add to your space. Water walls and water blades are very, very popular for a reason. They can help cool a space, they look absolutely stunning, and they are very lean, making them great even in small gardens.
3. Hire professionals to install a waterfall in your garden.
Just because you think a certain type of waterfall will work in your garden, does not mean that it necessarily will. That is okay! Having an idea of what you want is exactly the jumping point you need. From there you will want to find a professional who can come in and help you understand exactly what your options are, right down to how deep you can realistically dig.
4. Opt for a DIY installation of a waterfall in your garden.
Some waterfalls are very easy to install yourself. Small, self-containing waterfalls or cascading water features just need water, power, and to be placed where you want them to be. Others need a team to install, especially if you want your waterfall to be integrated into a larger design. Always choose the best option for the job at hand; the last thing you want is to have to redo it because it was not done correctly the first time.
We hope you have gained information and inspiration to install your very waterfall. If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links that will take you to more fantastic articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.