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WaterWater features are one of the most common and effective ways to bring sublime sounds into your garden. Whether you’re looking for the totally serene feel of a murmuring brook, or the more dynamic rushing of multiple waterfalls, the sound of water can have a calming influence on any environment.Trickling waterA simple fountain gives the gentle sound of trickling water and, in addition, an eye-catching sculpture. All you need is an electrical source for the pump, and the pump can be hidden inside the feature.
Things to consider when choosing your sculptureThink of it as a great way of adding personality to your garden, making it an extension of your home.The aim of any sculptural element must be to bring a calming elegance and a new dimension to your garden, whatever size it may be.Be on the lookout for materials that will be able to survive the harsh Indian weather. Materials like wrought iron, bronze, concrete and stone handle our weather well and are tough.The sculpture need not be monumental in order to create an impact. Even small artworks displayed in garden nooks can be a great addition to your outdoor space.Any piece you choose should reflect your individual style and taste, so if you find something you really love, just go for it!
Pass on digging deepNot all statement water features need extensive excavation. Here, a simple fountain gives the gentle sound of water and, in addition, an eye-catching sculpture. All you need is an electrical source for the pump, and then the pump can be hidden inside the feature. Or you could make things really simple by opting for one of the solar-powered fountains now available at many garden centres.