Water features were always a part of ancient gardens in form of ponds, streams and waterfalls. Your herb garden need not be dull and lacking landscaping features, it can easily become the centre stage with some planning. By having the complimentary water features that make any garden complete, include a pond or water fountain to enhance the beauty of herb garden.
A garden can contain a lot of landscaping features and aesthetic designs. It all depends upon what you want the herb garden to resemble. A Zen like resemblance requires rocks and sand which is an essential part of Japanese garden whereas a pond can feature the still life and reflection of the surroundings that can be mesmerizing in any botanical garden.
If you love the stillness of water, you can have water plants and fish, otherwise you can also design a small waterfall that brings in the sound of falling water which itself is soothing to the ears.
From a modest and small herbal garden, your green space can transform the existing garden into a delightful outdoor by integrating water feature in the landscape.
A beautiful water fountain that attracts the birds is a beautiful sight. Ponds surrounded by herbs, lotus and lilies can be a feast to eyes. Moving water falling into a stream also offers a pleasant panorama to the beholder.
Landscaping the Herb garden with Ponds
Body of water in essence represent ponds, they can be of any shape. People prefer geometrical shapes like rectangular, circular or square. You can also go for irregular and unsymmetrical shapes, my preference of pond shapes are oblong and irregular because they look natural. The key is to blend them in your surroundings.
They can be a part of manicured lawn or at the centre of your herb garden with shrubs surrounding the edges. A statue or a water fountain in the center of the pond can greatly magnify the ambiance. Plants and herbs at the backdrop and patio or paved area from which you can have a glimpse of the water feature can add another dimension to the design. Plants, pebbles, stones and rocks can provide for the natural setting.
Water Features for Healing
The aesthetics of the water feature can greatly enhance the appearance of an herb garden. The sound of a waterfall or water fountain is not only gracious to look at but also soothing to the nerves. If you have a small garden space, you can still have a container that is filled with water with floating water lilies and the magic of light falling on the water at night.
Small water features are surprisingly easy to construct; from a miniature pond to a pebble fountain in a pot, the small patio garden can also be designed to contain a small streaming cascade or a small watering can pouring the water on an area decorated with pebbles and stones. Water can be very effective healing element in your herb garden.
Water Garden Maintenance
Gorgeous water features come in every convenient size, from simple containers for patio-sized gardens to more elaborate streaming cascade and waterfalls. You don’t have to spend a fortune, nor do you need to work hard the entire summer doing it yourself. Maintaining water garden is also easy, no mulching, no pruning and no composting required. No need of watering and mowing, besides growing lovely water plants.