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Tring, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2006/09/16 - Leading Hertfordshire garden designer and landscaper advises on construction of garden ponds, modern water features, and more traditional wildlife ponds to attract wildlife visitors.
Charles Hogarth Landscapes, a leading designer of imaginative bespoke gardens based in Tring, Hertfordshire looks at the benefits of water in the garden. Charles Hogarth Landscapes is an award-winning garden landscaping and maintenance company with over 20 years experience of transforming gardens. It specialises in water features, lighting schemes and irrigation systems and has an experienced and professional garden maintenance, design and build team. Charles Hogarth Landscapes is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscapers, a national body raising standards for garden landscaping.
The benefits of water in the garden
Adding a simple, modern water feature or a more traditional wildlife pond, will attract a whole host of wildlife visitors to the garden. April is a good time to construct a new pond as newts, frogs and toads will be seeking fresh breeding grounds, but ponds can be constructed at any time of the year. Ponds provide a fascinating focal point in the garden but can be time consuming to maintain, especially if intending to keep fish. If seeking the relaxing or refreshing sound of water in the garden but have no time, choose a simple water feature - it will still be a welcome sight for thirsty wildlife. Safety is a key consideration, especially with young children and there are many creative ways to introduce 'safe' water into the garden. Take time to research suitable pumps and filters before starting, or get a professional to install.
Beware the heron
If choosing to keep fish in the pond 'beware the heron'. Herons are predominant where there is water and reservoirs - they love fish, and they'll be hungry after the winter. So, to give fish a chance create plenty of hiding places with overhanging shelves of paving or decking and hollow land drains to give shelter on the bottom. A bridge is also a good idea for cover. Lighting around the pond will create a magical atmosphere at night, and attract other nocturnal visitors too. Place a light under the bridge and the fish will gather there when the sun goes down to give a fascinating show.
A unique haven for resident wildlife
Water is a dynamic, versatile element that can be introduced to any garden regardless of size, for sound, reflection and atmosphere to create a unique haven for resident wildlife. If you want to enjoy the benefits of water in your garden but don't relish the toil required to make it happen, you can always call in the experts to create the haven.
About Charles Hogarth Landscapes
Charles Hogarth Landscapes (charleshogarth.co.uk) is an award-winning designer of imaginative bespoke gardens based in Tring, Hertfordshire. Charles Hogarth Landscapes transforms gardens through its landscaping services that cover the full design, build and maintenance stages of creating a beautiful and practical garden.
Charles Hogarth Landscapes has been designing and building quality bespoke gardens for over 20 years and specialises in water features, garden lighting schemes, irrigation systems and creative terraces and timberwork. Charles uses his horticultural expertise and flair for effective planting schemes to create beautiful and original gardens to relax in - each one unique to the owner.
Charles Hogarth Landscapes has an experienced and professional garden maintenance, design and build team covering Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Thames Valley and the Home Counties and is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscapers, a national body raising standards for garden landscaping.
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