There is a certain hint of elegance that resonates when you hear the sound of a slow trickling stream echoing throughout your garden. Garden fountains are beautiful additions to any outdoor living space and come in an array of designs and styles. Placing one of these statement pieces in your garden has the ability to turn your backyard into a magical oasis, though there are many ways to add unique touches that highlight your garden fountain.
Plant flower beds around your fountain
Adding flowers is always an ideal way to decorate any garden but planting a colorful variety of flowers around your fountain will really make it stand out from a distance.
Aside from making sure the flowers you select will grow well in the area around the fountain, you may also want to consider the maturity height of them. You wouldn’t want your flowers to grow above the fountain and hide it from your field of vision! Ideally, you’d like your blossoming beauties to compliment the space and accent the garden with their natural charm.
Don’t be afraid to add a little greenery
Although your garden is already popping with various shades of green and deep brown tones, the more greenery you plant in and around your fountain, the more natural your outdoor space will look. Ivy is always a flawless choice as it has the ability to climb the finish of your fountain and camouflage the base. Remember, just like flowers, keep in mind your greenery choices because you don’t want them to block the fountain.
Use herbs to spice up your fountain
Planting herbs around your garden is both beneficial for the look of the area and growth of the plants. Herbs provide a different visual view of your garden and the simple splashes from the trickling fountain also provide them with the suitable amount of moisture that is needed to help them grow. Another bonus is that herbs don’t usually grow too tall, making them the perfect plants to highlight your garden fountain.
Accompany the area with vegetables and fruits
Vegetables and fruit add a sweet touch to any backyard garden, but they also add a tasty bit of color. Just like ivy, strawberry and bean plants also weave themselves around the fountain base.
Construct a pathway to your fountain
While plants and flowers with vivid colors create a visual pathway, constructing a physical pathway creates a finished look and allows an easy access to your fountain. Also consider installing some path lights to light your way when the moonlight isn’t doing the trick.
Figurines gives your fountain a personality
Garden gnomes and ceramic mushrooms are a few wildly popular choices when it comes to garden figurines. These objects give your garden a personality and they provide visual accents when you are trying to highlight your garden fountain.
Take a seat and enjoy the sounds of nature
If you really want to immerse yourself in the beauty of your garden, providing the appropriate seating will allow you to enjoy the fascinating elements for longer periods of time. Read a book, take a nap or simply bird watch as nature unfolds before your eyes.
Outdoor lighting with make your fountain glow
We’ve already made it pretty clear how you can enjoy your fountain when the sun is shining brightly, but how about when moon comes out? Adding some twinkly directional lights to your outdoor fountain will really accent the piece at night, while placing some well lights can also add character to the landscape surrounding the fountain.
Make your fountain something that you can enjoy around-the-clock.
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