A water feature can be as simple as a small reflecting pool or as elaborate as a waterfall cascading into a fish pond with a fountain. They can add a sense of calmness and serenity like nothing else in the landscape. They are a quiet place to reflect on the day and a boon to wildlife – from bathing birds to garden-friendly frogs to all the dragonflies that will come for a drink. Consider the plant life that will go with your water feature to make it blend seamlessly with the landscape. This could be in the form of lush plantings around it or species that actually live in the water; goldfish or koi are common favourites.