Experimenting with Water Features

Once you have setup and made a water feature functional, there are some things you can do as supplementary projects. These subsidiary activities, to some extent, resemble the process of potting a Bonsai Tree over the period of time. They can also be related to the work of drawing designs in a sand garden that change with time in addition to the surrounding conditions and disposition of the tracer. Much like a Bonsai Tree which will look distinct based on how its caretaker tends to it, a water feature will likewise be influenced by its owner after some time.

Growing Moss on a Water Vessel

Though this project takes time, patience, and regular care, it eventually turns out to be beautiful. Specific materials are used for growing moss on a water vessel. Concrete and terracotta are the best substances to use for stemming moss.

Poriferous substances like concrete and terracotta have a bumpy-surfaced texture that consists of numerous little holes and pits. These spaces provide little protective havens into which moss can develop and flourish. Moss is, in fact, a small plant that finds it difficult to develop on even surfaces like metal or ceramic over which water is streaming. The issue originates from the absence of a decent footing for the plants to hook onto without being taken away by the water. A base with bumps keeps the moss from being washed away by the water.

Regular water supply is necessary for the proper moss growth and keeping it from drying out. The absence of routine water provision will cause the moss to dry out and shrink. It is because moss is unable to attain water from the ground or material means. However, it possesses an exceptional ability to ingest humidity from dew and moisture and furthermore from poriferous materials that contain water, for example, terracotta.

After some time, there will be an appealing green patina on the vessel, and over the time, a moss carpet will grow. Shade is most necessary for moss growth. Straight daylight on the water vessel will instantly vaporize the water on the outer surface required for development and dehydrate the delicate plants. Make sure to never scour the surface or normally intervene because the moss is fragile and will smoothly fall off, particularly in its developmental stages. Usually, an urn, garden vessel, or pot is most responsive to moss growth since it can be topped up with water daily. This procedure will damp the outer surface and leave wetness sufficiently long enough to encourage new development and grow it after some time.

Adding Fish to Garden Ponds

Placing fish into garden ponds is a long regarded norm with social roots and esoteric implications that traverse the ordinary. Customarily, Koi fish are regarded as good luck, affluence & life and are forced into an outdoor water feature for these reasons. Koi are exceptionally bright-colored fish that can grow large. The very vivid and glowing colors of Koi make them perfect as garden pond occupants.

Placing Koi into an outdoor garden pond will demand care from the owner at first. With time, they will settle on their own in the natural settings and feed on moss, algae, and other plants that breed in the water.

These are some of the outdoor water feature ideas that you can experiment with to further beautify your outdoor settings.


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