Water is life and nothing brings more life to your outdoor spaces than water features. The sound of water running is enough to put people at ease and the look of a limpid pool or softly flowing water totally transforms any landscape or yard. From a wildlife point of view creating a water feature is probably the best single thing you can do to encourage all manner of critters to your landscape and flowering water plants or your choice of fish turn a simple yard into a haven of peace and natural beauty. There is no space to big or too small to benefit from water features and so whether you're interests are in a micro pond, a wildlife lake, or a simple fountain we genuinely believe that a water feature will bring a beauty and never ending fascination to your personal slice of the great outdoors.
Water features don't have to be big. If all you have is a tiny yard or a small patio you can still bring it to life with container water features such as lily ponds that are no bigger than a half barrel. Let us show you how a wide range of containers lend themselves to being beautiful miniature ponds or water fountain combinations to bring the sound of running water or the calm of mirror smooth surfaces to your space. There's never been a yard yet that didn't look better with a micro water feature, or a patio or paved area that wasn't enriched by the variety that a shallow decorative water feature brings.
Waterfalls can be cascades with sheets of water tumbling into splash pools or they can be extremely subtle and more about the gentle burbling of water either into a pool or simply from one container to another. What matters is the sound of the flowing water and there are so many ways of doing that. Waterfalls also increase the oxidation effect to allow more oxygen to dissolve into the water which is great for plants and fish. Waterfalls require pumps but these days we can offer you an amazing range from power pumps to purely solar units that require no electricity and are the perfect complement to your natural garden.
Fish Ponds and Lakes
No job is too big or too small for Michigan Landscape Craftsman and our pond experts will be delighted to explain to you the best depths and shapes for your fish. Different types of fish benefit best from different depths and most will need a shallower area for young spawn to shelter in with proper plant cover and appropriate bottom plants. We're more than happy to help you design your own fish environment and install it.
Water plants put the finishing touch on any water feature with the beauty of working literally on many levels with bottom plants providing greenery, floating plants like lilies adding spectacular leaf pads, and edging plants like irises and rushes giving a striking vertical counterpoint to the water as well as bringing their own flowering glory. Talk to us today about how we can plant your water features to rival any flowerbed.