Di-Hydrogen Monoxide. A chemical that can be dangerous in certain situations and can be found everywhere around us. This dangerous chemical is better known as H2O, or water. Adding water to a landscape can have numerous benefits. From promoting good health and wellness to helping with environmental conservation, here are some reasons why adding water features can be beneficial to you as a homeowner.
There are numerous health benefits that can be attributed to running water. Having running water in a landscape will not only moisturize the air, it also introduces negative ions into the air around the water. Negative ions are oxygen atoms that have been charged with an extra election... which can make quite a positive impact! The extra election allows them to attach to other particles like mold, pollen, and smoke, making them too heavy to stay in the air. In short, negative ions positively impact the area by removing toxins from the air.
Water features can also help you relax though acoustics, as well as bring you closer to nature.
Greater biodiversity can be achieved with a water feature. A stronger ecosystem is created by having a large variety of life in a landscape. Water features can attract a variety of life to a space including dragonflies, birds, and other animals. They can even be a place for fish to thrive, or a source for pets to drink from.
Water features can do quite a lot to improve a landscape, as well as having natural benefits. What is great about them is that not only are they a focal point, but they can be something that makes a landscape truly one of a kind.