Five Reasons to Install a Water Feature This Year
Water features like a fountain or pond can enhance the tranquility and beauty of your outdoor space while providing a natural focal point for your yard. The soothing sound of water can also conceal or eliminate the noise pollution that so many people live with on a daily basis.
If you’re eagerly waiting to relax outdoors this spring, read on for five reasons why you should consider installing a water feature.
1. Water Brings the Wildlife to You
Installing a fountain is a great way to naturally attract wildlife to your outdoor abode. Just like humans, animals love fresh, clean water. The most obvious examples are birds, frogs and bees who will stop by for sip of water or to cleanse themselves.
If you’re looking to welcome wildlife into your outdoor space, few investments are more effective than a water feature.
2. Water Features Improve Your Air Quality
Water features go a long way to improve air quality. Since they produce so many negative ions, they may provide health benefits by combating the effects of air pollution in the human body.
Additionally, the production of negative ions is known to reduce stress. So, when you’re lying outside relaxing next to your water feature this summer, know that the peace you feel isn’t entirely due to the sound — but that is undoubtedly part of the charm!
In addition to improving air quality, water features fill spaces with the calming sounds of water. This can significantly reduce noise pollution in your garden, which will further enhance your relaxation.
3. Increase Your Curb Appeal
Aside from the potential health benefits, water features can also greatly enhance your property’s curb appeal. A water feature can make your property even more visibly beautiful and increase your property value.
Even if you’re not looking to sell your home at the present moment, improving your curb appeal is a great way to add charm to your property and your neighborhood.
And as far as curb appeal is concerned, you don’t necessarily have to go all out and install a towering fountain, although it will certainly have a big impact! A small fountain or ceramic pot alone can make your landscape more visually appealing and impart much needed relaxation.
4. Improve Relaxation
If you are familiar with yoga, meditation, or Buddhist philosophy, then you already understand the importance of water. The concept of vinyasa, which is a flowing sequence of poses in yoga, mimics the movement of water as it naturally ebbs and flows from one manifestation to another.
Both yoga and meditation share a common visualization technique that involves imagining water flowing into water. This image can bring instant relaxation during stressful times.
There’s also an audio component to this meditation. That’s because water flowing into water generates its own white noise, which is known for its calming properties.
The white noise water provides can also help you refrain from holding onto a single moment, which often happens when one fixates on sounds while meditating. This is a great way to learn the ways of reciprocity, gratitude, and letting go.
A well-placed water feature allows you to take advantage of this opportunity from the comfort of your yard. Whether you meditate, practice yoga, or simply need a convenient way to relax, a water feature can turn your yard into a brand-new zone for self-awareness, relaxation, and health.
5. Water Features Recycle Water
Water features use pumps to repeatedly redistribute water. By recycling their own water, these components provide a convenient means of relaxation that is also great for the environment.
Unlike swimming pools, which require new water throughout the year and are more costly to maintain, a water feature will naturally handle all of its own redistribution while serving as a low-maintenance form of relaxation. Just make sure to follow the minimal maintenance instructions throughout the year to keep your water feature functioning optimally.
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