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October, 2019

Plug-and-play water features

With so many different types of plug-and-play water features available to buy in the average garden centre, as well a plethora of online retailers, there's really no reason not to include this vital element in your garden scheme. Whether you have a traditional garden or something more contemporary, if you're happy to shop around (or enlist the help of your trusted garden designer!), you're sure to find just the right one to add the sound of water to your outside space.

Location, location, location. Water has a calming effect so think about where best to position your chosen feature. Where you put it may also be dependent on size and sound. You may want it close to the main patio or seating area if it's a relatively small feature, such as a terracotta bubble pool or stone monolith. For larger size features, such as a 1.2m diameter water bowl, you can perhaps position it a little further away and create a real focal point and destination in your garden. Or you may want to position it to help disguise or drown out unwanted noise such as passing traffic etc.

Always give due consideration to the style of your water feature. If you have a traditional garden space, then choosing something that is in keeping with your overall garden style will be paramount. If, on the other hand, you are all about modern, clean lines, then something more contemporary such as a water table might be more to your liking. All water features pictured here are designed to be low-maintenance with pumps and reservoirs hidden below an easily-accessible metal or plastic grill that is then backfilled with decorative pebbles which again can be chosen to complement your garden design.