Trickling and splashing sounds of water can help you calm your over-stressed nerves and create a tranquil atmosphere. When used indoors, the sounds of water are perfect to create an oasis of serenity. Outdoor use of water sounds helps in negating the unnecessary noise of traffic and barking dogs.
Here are the 3 best ways to introduce the sound of water to your outdoors:
1. Design Natural Ponds and Streams
There is not better way to imitate nature than to create a serene pond or natural-looking stream in your outdoors. Naturalistic ponds and streams are not easy to design – they take a lot of planning and effort. For the ponds and streams to appear as natural as possible, they have to be irregularly shaped and made out of natural material like boulders, sand, pebbles, or water-loving plants. The naturalistic feeling comes from designing curving and meandering streams rather than straight-line streams. It is important for water to flow continuously into the pond to maintain healthy balanced eco-system.
2. Add a Water Fountain
One of the best ways to create water sounds for your home is to use a water fountain. It may be installed or simply bought from a fountain store. Some fountain stores offer custom designs as well. When you install a water fountain in your garden, they spurting and bubbling sounds of water are bound to increase the charm of your outdoors and add refreshing Tantric Zen appeal to your garden. Water fountains simply look amazing both in sunlight and moonlight. Because of the infinite variety in which water flows through a water fountain, it creates random patterns that are bound to relax and rejuvenate your spirit.
3. Architectural waterworks
These types of waterworks are built from scratch and are not meant to be subtle. They are designed to stand out and make a statement. They are the focal point of the architecture. You may find examples on this type of waterworks outside commercial shopping centers or corporate centers. The architectural waterworks include large fountains, wall fountains, and other stand-alone water works made from concrete, stone, or modern materials like bricks and metal. They come in a specific shape, e.g. square, circle, or a rectangle, and relate closely to the home’s architecture than the landscape. They need special built-in plumbing and electrical connection. Because of the nature of these types of waterworks, they are fairly more expensive than the other two types discussed above.
Water founds an ideal medium to relax and rejuvenate. When a water-feature is placed in your home or garden and is complimented with appropriate plants, it creates an oasis of beauty and relaxation.