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Small Water Garden Design Ideas

Water gardens have the ability to bring a feeling of relaxation and beauty to any yard and they are ideal for any homeowner looking to bring a little bit of life to their outdoor living space. At Fontana Landscapes, we specialize in water feature design and installation, and our years of experience as Vancouver’s top water feature specialists have equipped us to compile this list of small water garden design ideas.

Ideas for Water Garden Design

Whether you are looking to add a splash of colour to your Vancouver garden, attract wildlife, or find peace in the sounds of water, a water garden can bring value to your yard. Water gardens can be temporary container water features or fully incorporated hardscapes but, regardless of size, water gardens often incorporate similar design ideas. Some tips for designing a water garden include:

Keep the Water Moving

If a water garden is going to involve a small pool or pond of any kind, it is a good idea to install a pump that will keep the water moving as a small stream or waterfall. This can help to keep the water clean as well as facilitate a beautiful sound and environment.

Involve Aquatic Plants

The very term “garden” implies plant life. Most water gardens can benefit greatly from a few small complementary aquatic plants to bring out the beauty of the water and attract some wildlife. Whether it is water lilies, moss, or any other type of plant that thrives with an abundance of moisture, greenery can bring out the best in a water feature.

Light it Up

Adding landscape lighting to a water garden will help to add value for any time of day or night. Sitting outside by a well-lit water feature under a starry sky is a pleasure that cannot be oversold.

Go Pondless

A pondless waterfall or stream can be a perfect water garden idea for a yard with small children around. This water garden design uses rocks to hide any standing water, creating a safe and attractive water feature. A pump provides a continuous cascade of water from the hidden reservoir to the top of the waterfall or stream, meaning that the only visible water is constantly in motion.

If you would like to discover more small water garden design ideas for your Vancouver home, or if you are interested in any of our other landscaping services (artificial grass & putting greens, landscape design & construction, paving stones & retaining walls, and water features), call Fontana Landscapes at 778-727-0631 or fill out a form on our website and we will be happy to get back to you with a free quote.


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