The soothing sounds and interesting, characteristic plants of a water garden can add value to your landscape. With options like ponds, pools and waterfalls, a water feature can be customized to your property and tastes. Before you negate the possibility due to scale or cost, consider a deck top pond or bucket garden, something small to bring additional interest to a conversation pit or patio. Water gardens or features can be easily maintained if installed properly and regularly monitored. Collaborate with a landscape architect or company that specializes in these designs and your arborist to choose the perfect location, appropriate size and best plants and your water garden will provide you with endless aesthetic pleasure.
Choose native plants with the correct shade tolerance for your site, and are adapted to the hydrologic regime you have designed into your water feature. Remember the water will need to be consistently circulated so as to never become stagnant mosquito larvae habitat, most aquatic plants are adapted to periods of inundation and lower water levels or even drought. Aquatic habitats can be prime invasive species habitat, making regular maintenance and monitoring a necessity. Below are some examples of common home pond plants which are both beautiful and easily maintained, this is not an all-inclusive discussion, make sure to discuss your plans, ideas and desires with your arborist.