Stones and water features
Everyone naturally gravitates towards water features. Whether it is a backyard pool, a pond on a golf course, or a waterfall that decorates a landscape in a community garden, water has a way of attracting onlookers. The choice to incorporate a water feature is unique to the individual. Some choose to add a water feature for recreation and fun, aesthetics, or relaxation. In order to incorporate any body of water, big or small, natural stone is the best material choice for its structure. At FSI Landscape Supply, we recommend considering the three most popular stone options for constructing water features, large granite boulders, elite blue granite waterfall rock, and Wiarton waterfall rock.
The benefits of a water feature
The addition of a water feature to any commercial or residential landscape will provide abundant benefits. As a landscaping professional, you can create visual interest. A water feature will elevate the aesthetics of the entire landscape by creating a focal point amongst the other existing natural colours and outdoor elements. It can also provide a solution for noise pollution. At the same time, its soothing sounds will create a relaxing environment and encourage tranquility. A water feature may even help your clients increase the value of their property by incorporating a water feature into the landscape design.
There are various types of water features. Which feature to implement is dependent on a few factors such as budget, size of space, and purpose. Once you have discussed which water feature is complementary to your client’s landscape, you can begin to choose the most suitable stones.
Choosing the right stone
With many varieties readily available, it may be hard to choose which stone is best for your water project. There are four essential factors to consider when constructing a water feature. Texture, colour, and size all play a crucial role as part of the construction and aesthetics. However, it is also recommended to choose the appropriate stone according to its natural placement within the environment. For example, naturally, large granite boulders would not be found in a pond. Therefore, large granite boulders are an excellent choice for a waterfall. Flagstone is developed within still waters. Therefore, flagstone would not be found within the landscape of a natural waterfall. However, it would make an excellent choice for a pond. To create a natural look, mimic what is existing in nature.
Large granite boulders are a popular choice for creating waterfall features. You can also combine various sizes to create a natural look.
Elite blue granite waterfall rock is a beautiful dark grey stone with light quartz veins. This elegant stone is the perfect choice for water features that may decorate golf courses, community garden spaces, parks, and ponds or pools. The elite blue granite waterfall rock can even make for a natural diving board!
Wiarton waterfall rock, its soft lines offer a different and unique texture.
At FSI Landscape Supply, we provide a variety of natural stones sourced from domestic and domestic quarries, which can suit any budget and design. Incorporating a natural-looking water feature will tie in the overall ambiance of any landscape design.