If you are interested in gardening and have green fingers then you can innovate and be creative and think out of the box when it comes to gardening. make use of the environment that you live in and do something different. Almost everyone who has a garden has trees and small plants and decorative bushes. But you can be a little special. Water gardening is a method of gardening which you can try out for a unique gardening hobby. In many urban homes, people have made their own water gardens for a beautiful and natural feel.
What is a Water Garden?
It is a man made garden or a feature which is done with water. Man made pools, ponds and water bodies are created and decorated with stones, Rocks, water plants and natural elements. This makes a place look very serene and blissful.
Features of a Water Garden
Mostly they are shallow depth gardens with small circumferences. These water bodies are not more than 20 inches deep.
An aquatic ecosystem is created at homes where flora and fauna live in perfect balance. The perfect water garden can attract various animals, birds and insects hence, maintaining the balance f nature and lowering the excess carbon in the environment.
These gardens were first built in Persian gardens in the homes of kings and rich aristocrats. This style is even seen in traditional Chinese homes. After that Mughals made use of this beautiful gardening idea and soon the idea spread over the world with passage of time.
Smooth stones of each and every size and colors can be used to decorate the surrounding area.
Go for plants which can take in a lot of moisture. Have shrubs, small plants, flowering plants and creepers around the place. You can even have a small lotus pond in your water garden.
These are some of the simple water garden ideas which can be implemented. The size of the water body can be decided only by checking the amount of space and budget that you have. Don’t forget to ensure good lighting so that the place looks great even after sundown.