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Water features Add the charming sounds of a babbling brook by install-


ing a water feature or fountain this year. Whether it is a creek, pond, or a fountain you decide upon, you are sure to enjoy its melodic melody all summer. Ponds and creeks can break up a large space or fill a


long narrow one. Give them a natural look by blending them in with plants and natural looking stones. One of our gardeners turned most of his back yard into a pond complete with gazebo, bridge and a small island but you needn't get that carried away. Small ponds can be beautiful too. If you like the look of a creek but don’t want to deal with the maintenance, build a dry creek bed, they too can add a stunning look to the yard. Fountains are a less invasive way to include a water


feature. Many spaces can benefit from a fountain – place one on a deck or balcony if space is limited. Larger yards can make the fountain centre stage; we’ve seen our garden- ers surround fountain bases with flowers, place them in water features, make them the focal point of merging pathways and blend them in with plants. 


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