What You Need to Know Before Buying Garden Water Features

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Your garden is an escape from the world that you have carefully cultivated to be a beautiful and relaxing place. Many people like to add another element to their garden with the relaxing sound of a water feature. But when you are shopping for garden water features, there are some things you need to consider before you buy. At Sunny Valley Farms, we have everything you need to make your garden exactly what you want it to be, including water features.

Keep this list in mind while you shop for garden water features.


Water and Power

The first two things to figure out when buying a water feature are the water and the power. In most cases, the water feature has a reservoir, so you don’t need a continuous source of water. You just need to fill it up and top it off occasionally. Because it’s not a great idea to have stagnant water in your garden or yard, most water features have a pump that moves the water. Unless you buy a model that uses solar power, you will need a source of electricity to power the pump.


The Sound

The point of a water feature is to add the soothing and relaxing sound of running water to your garden. But if that sound is more annoying than soothing, that defeats the purpose of adding a water feature to your garden in the first place. Before you buy and install any water feature, listen to it first. You want something that mimics the sound of a running stream or babbling brook. If that’s what you hear, that’s great! However, if it sounds more like a drippy faucet, you might want to consider a different model.


Placement and Maintenance

Anything that belongs outside is going to need some maintenance and cleaning to keep it in good working order. Even though the water is moving, things can still grow in the water feature and you will need to clean it from time to time. To make cleaning it easier, think about where you will place it. If the water feature is directly under a tree, you will have to deal with leaves falling into it. Putting it in an open space will greatly reduce the amount of debris that falls into the water.


Find Garden Water Features at Sunny Valley Farms

If the thing that your garden is missing is a water feature, come to Sunny Valley Farms! We have a wide selection of garden water features and other decor, so you’re sure to find exactly what you need to make your garden perfect.


Visit us at 42 NH-101A in Amherst for garden water features, tools, plants, flowers, and more!