There may be a point when you’re trying to landscape your yard that you run into a brick wall as far as creativeness goes. Perhaps there’s an area of your property that desires something, but you can’t decide what, as an example. These are occasions when it’s good to stop and step back and take a look at what others have created that might stimulate your own creative juices. In planning a water feature for your yard, you should research differing kinds of water gardens that have been developed over the years 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 look at pictures of some of the lovely Italian water gardens, some of which have brightened the landscape for hundreds of years.
One of the most famous water gardens is Longwood which was created in Pennsylvania by Pierre du Pont, a man who truly really liked to design with water. Naturally, you aren’t going to try and emulate his garden in your own yard, unless you have a large amount of extra space, because Longwood covers 1,050 acres, but you can find concepts while looking into the many elements that were consolidated into Longwood. Have a look at the use of fountains, sculptures, and topiary which turned this normal lawn into a showplace. You can be aware of the lavish use of flowers to create carpets of color and see how they were woven into the overall design of the property. On the Longwood website you can view photos of layout and find ideas for such features as a kids’s water garden and a woodland garden of native plants.
Spend some time having a look at the photograph of the Italian water garden at Thanksgiving Point on the web. 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 utilization of generous arrays of flowers surrounding it. Another example of a sunken Italian water garden is Higham garden, an exceedingly formal, painstakingly maintained garden with sternly clipped hedges and stone walkways.
Any time your creative energies 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 much more formal and lavish than what we need for personal water gardens at our homes, they can still provide us with the inspiration we want to keep ourselves pumped up about the project.