There are many wonderful features you can add to your landscape design and water is one of them. You can add water in the form of a pool or pond, a fountain or one of the many trickling water features that are available these days. The size of your yard and your budget will help to narrow your choices.
A small pool can cost a great deal, but if you are a handyman, you can install one yourself. You may even be able to simply use a half wine barrel to make one for the patio or a sheltered spot in the garden. A water feature that includes rocks will always be popular and look fantastic – rocks and water go together beautifully. Water features can also be made from plump pots or sleek geometric columns. The final water feature could be one that takes up a whole wall.
If you have a bit more space than average, you may consider creating a stone or brick wall with an archway. This can give privacy or lead into another interesting area of the garden. If you chose to make a circular opening instead of an arch, it would be unique and beautiful. Make the opening big enough to walk through, or make it like a big window and insert support for a vine to twine around the opening.
Some people find attractive, gnarled stumps or roots in the forest to use for a focal point in their garden. A small, mossy log would be very attractive. Sometimes the moss or fungi on timber is quite colorful. Large rocks stacked on top of each other also form a good feature. If you stack them yourself, be sure that they are stable.
If you have a large urn in your garden, you can either fill it with water or with a plant, then you can create an edging around the base and fill the space with colored pebbles that will turn it into a special feature instead of just a pot. A spotlight could have been added for night viewing.
Other features to consider are a vine-covered potting shed, or a trellis or vine arbor with a seats under it, and archways of various types. Three or four bought archways (strong ones) placed in a line and chicken wire spread along the top, then vines grown over the top to form a tunnel. The far end of the tunnel could shelter a statue or water feature. Let your creative mind run wild.