Perhaps, the gardens that appeal to the senses the best are those that we call water gardens that have a lot of appeal and which go beyond the usual plants because there are also fish and perhaps a few rocks that all help to create a most visually exciting water garden. If you want to create lively as well as unique water gardens, there are several water garden landscaping ideas worth trying out – some of which could be quite complex – but which will nevertheless will prove to be very exciting as well as enjoyable.
Though water garden landscaping is not as simple as say rock garden landscaping, it can still be tried out even in spite of the fact that you will have to do quite a bit of excavating as well as water treatment. However, for those who don’t have the time, patience or money to indulge in water garden landscaping, there is also simple landscaping try, which will help to add beauty to any garden while at the same time will not cost you much money in the bargain.
Still, there are certain complexities involved when one tries out water garden landscaping and so you need to first of all properly plan everything in advance. To begin with, there is the design aspect that needs to be considered which means that you must first put things down on paper and which need to also include your garden’s dimensions as well as depth of the planned pond as too the general layout of the garden area.
Once you have finalized the design of your water garden landscaping, you then need to look at the form of your garden’s pond, after which you need to begin with excavation work which may be tedious and demanding, but is nevertheless important. In fact, if it is beyond your level of competence, the task may even be entrusted to professional excavators.
The next step in water garden landscaping is to start the installation of the plumbing, which should be done properly if you want your waterfall to look decorative and also in case you want to include a fountain. Following this, you need to use liner to cover the dug-up soil and this should be made from cement that is waterproof.
Other aspects to proper water garden landscaping include making the lip of the pond as sturdy as possible. Next, you can look at the decorative aspect to water garden landscaping and in this regard, use of boulders can prove to be a good idea. After this, you can plant the vegetation and use of plants that require less maintenance is recommended, and if plants are put in the soil then you would need to add some mulch as well.
Finally, you need to give your attention to the pond by arranging the rocks as well as aquatic plants, especially at the bottom of the newly created pond. All that then remains is to fill the pond with water, add some fish including carps and some goldfish and then you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.