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5 Benefits of Outdoor Water Features

11th Oct 2021

5 Benefits of Outdoor Water Features

An outdoor water feature can have many benefits. From bringing birds into a backyard to creating a focal point in your space, there are many reasons why you may wish to incorporate a garden water feature into your outdoor area.

At Aquascape Australia, we stock a vast range of different water features, from outdoor pond kits to waterfall feature kits to standalone decorative water features such as Urns and Spillway Walls. There’s something for pretty much everyone, no matter the size of your space!

Attract birds

Garden water features and outdoor ponds are fantastic for bringing birdlife to your garden. They can have a drink (and maybe even take a quick dip to cool off) during the warm summer months. Some of the birds that could be attracted to your outdoor water feature include Magpies, Kookaburras, and Rainbow Lorikeets. Watch native birds splash about in your recreation pond, or perch on the edge of your Spillway Basin & Bowl to take a drink. A water feature can be a great way to attract birds and give your garden more life.

Attract native animals

It’s not just birds that may be interested in your backyard pond or water feature. You may notice a myriad of different Australian natives popping by to say g’day! Blue-tongued lizards can often be found near bodies of water including ponds and waterfalls. If you have a Patio Pond or Spillway Basin & Bowl, you might see dragonflies zipping across the water’s surface. Those who live on more rural properties may even find kangaroos and wallabies stopping by to take a drink from their waterfall or pond.

A simple garden centrepiece

Looking to add that little something extra to your garden, but not quite sure what it needs? Consider an outdoor water feature! These features can be a great way to give your garden that added wow factor. If you have a small space to work with, you might like to incorporate a Small Stacked Slate Sphere or Small Rippled Urn. Those with larger spaces may instead wish to build a waterfall water feature or recreation pond. At Aquascape Australia, we have many kits available to make this process simple and stress-free. Check out our wide range of Pond and Pondless Kits for inspiration. Water features both big and small catch the eye and make for a great garden centrepiece.

Great for small spaces

There are many garden water features that are perfect for smaller spaces. Aquascape Australia stocks a variety of water features that are suited for gardens with less room. This includes our range of fiberstone decorative water fountains. These features age like real stone and don’t fade or chip over time. Some of these designs also have different finishes you can choose from, including stacked, scalloped, and rippled. Patio Ponds are another wonderful water feature that can be incorporated into smaller areas.

An alternative to chlorinated pools

A recreation pond can serve as a natural alternative to chlorine pools. These ponds are not only fantastic for people, they also offer an ecosystem for animals and fish. Our Recreation Pond Kit is made for creating ponds 7m x 5m in size, and comes with all the parts needed for building a tranquil escape. Stunning and low-maintenance, recreation ponds are a great place for cooling off in or relaxing next to. They also provide a great opportunity for getting kids excited about nature, and teaching them about natural ecosystems.

Which garden feature should I add my outdoor space?

When you’re looking to buy a garden water feature for your garden, there are a few things to consider. The first is how much space you have. If you only have a small amount of space to work with, you might like to choose a decorative water feature fountain such as a Spillway Wall or Sphere. A stream or Pondless waterfall can also make for suitable features for smaller spaces. Those with larger areas available may like to build a larger waterfall or even a recreation pond that can also serve as a swimming spot.

Secondly, you’ll want to think about your budget. At Aquascape Australia, we have water features available at a wide range of price points, with plenty of options to choose from.

The third element to consider is the amount of time you have to build a water feature. While some of our water features can be setup in a few hours, others might take a few days, weeks, or months to complete. If you don’t have the time, remember you can always get in touch with a Certified Aquascape Contractor for help. 

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