A water feature adds life to the garden and forms an attractive centre of interest. You can enhance the attraction by adding some movement to your water with a cascade, waterfall or fountain.
This not only makes for a more interesting feature and adds the soothing noise of running water to your garden, but can help to aerate the water, aiding fish and wildlife and reducing algae growth. Most natural bodies of water benefit from a constant supply of fresh water to replenish them and keep a natural balance. It’s possible to create a balance with plant life but the easiest way to replicate this in a smaller pond is to create an artificial flow of water.