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    Gardeners

    What are the best stores/websites to find high quality water features? What are the best water features you’d recommend both to attract nature (e.g. birds and bees) and to add aesthetic value. I’d prefer a mix of water features that make noise and those that are nice and quiet. How much would these features cost on average? What are the best ways to lay them out throughout my garden?

    Asked by June on 15th Aug 2020
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    Rod’s Gardening Services

    "Adding a pond, birdbath or water feature is a great way to significantly increase the chances of attracting new wildlife to your garden.

    Adding a preformed pond to your garden will attract wild amphibians such as newts and frogs as this is a perfect environment for them. However, you must make sure that one of the sides of the pond is slanted allowing the creatures an easy way out. A pond is also great for birds to drink and clean themselves.

    As regards the layout, that all depends on the positioning of your garden. Plus, the size of your garden is also a factor.

    As regards costs, it will vary according to the size of the water feature and if you want to combine a couple of them together, eg pond and waterfall, rather than just a pond.

    £500 or more should allow you to get something reasonable."

    Answered on 15th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "Prices can vary roughly around £400-500 all depends how you run water and set it up"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Nathan Howard

    "Hello! It really depends on how big you want the features, in terms of attracting nature, fountains aren’t the best but artificial pools and streams can be good, having fish can be a nice addition to a garden and the pool doesn’t have to be large for just a few fish. Installing a nice water feature roughly of medium size can cost you around £500 including installation and pump set up. An artificial small pond can cost £200-500 depending on the size."

    Answered on 15th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report

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