There may be a point when you’re making an attempt to landscape your yard that you run into a brick wall as far as creativity goes. Maybe there’s an area of your property that desires something, but you can’t decide what, for instance. These are occasions when it’s good to stop and step back and take a look at what others have made that may stimulate your own creativity. In planning a water feature for your yard, you should investigate different sorts of water gardens that have been developed over time to find elements that you can update and work into your own design. One of the searches you can do to find inspiration is to take a look at photos of some of the lovely Italian water gardens, some of which have brightened the landscape for decades.
One of the most famous water gardens is Longwood which was made in Pennsylvania by Pierre du Pont, a person who truly liked to design with water. Naturally, you arenot going to try to match his garden in your own yard, unless you have lots of extra space, because Longwood covers 1,050 acres, but you can find concepts while looking into the various elements that were incorporated into Longwood. Take a look at the utilization of fountains, sculptures, and topiary which turned this standard lawn into a showplace. You can pay attention to the lavish use of flowers to create carpets of color and see how they were woven into the general design of the property. On the Longwood website you can view pictures of layout and find ideas for such features as a youngsters’s water garden and a woodland garden of native plants.
Spend a while looking at the photograph of the Italian water garden at Thanksgiving Point on line . Although you likely can’t build anything this elaborate, you can still get a concept about what a chain reaction fountain can be and the use of generous arrays of flowers surrounding it. Another example of a sunken Italian water garden is Higham garden, an especially formal, scrupulously maintained garden with sternly clipped hedges and stone walkways.
Any time your creative juices stop flowing while you’re building a water feature in your own back yard, you can turn to Internet resources to get the concepts rolling again. Although these old Italian water gardens are miles more formal and lavish than what we need for non-public water gardens at our homes, they can still provide us with the inspiration we want to keep ourselves pumped up about the project.