A water garden is an area of the landscape where water is used as a design element. Water gardens can be any size; however, it is important that the water garden is integrated into the larger landscape plan.
Location of the water garden
Have an overall plan and integrate the water garden into the existing landscape
Use as an accent or focal point
Avoid placing in the middle of a grass area
Decide which style to use (formal / informal / naturalistic)
Determine the size of the water garden
Determine the type – will it contain plants, fish
Choose suitable materials, construction
Consider maintenance: water quality, algae control, fish diseases, temperature, predation
Small watercourse surrounded by colorful annual flowering plants.