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Notice of Intent to Enter Liquidation
Despite the best endeavours of our Directors and management team to find a way forwards and continue the business, unfortunately The Internet Gardener Ltd has now ceased trading.
After trading successfully for 13 years, and with over 200,000 happy customers we are sorry to announce this news which will evidently have a huge knock on effect to our dedicated staff, loyal customers and supportive trade partners. Thank you for choosing Internet Gardener since 2006.
All trade creditors will be contacted by our nominated insolvency practice within the next 3 weeks.
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Water Feature Buying Guide
A water feature adds a stunning finishing touch to your landscaping and choosing the right one for your space and style of garden is key. The sound, movement, and reflection of light that a water feature provides add to a relaxing garden environment. There are many options out there, and this guide will help you find the right one for your peaceful garden paradise. Shop all Water Features >>
Water Feature Sizes
The variety of shapes and styles guarantees you can find the right size water feature for your garden. Here is a good place to start your search:
|Bird baths >>||Small|
|Stone features >>||Small/medium|
|Wishing wells >>||Large|
Product sizes will vary, so the best thing to do is plan where you will position the feature in your garden and work from there. When locating your feature, consider using plants and greenery to hide any cable or pump. Most fountains require power, so consider where the nearest outlet is to suit a standard 10 metre cable.
Water Feature Styles
Bird baths are a great way to bring wildlife to your garden, providing water for birds to preen and drink. Leaving bird food out is a common practice, but don't forget they need to drink too! A bird bath gives them a place to drink and keep their feathers healthy and clean. They are especially important in the winter when their natural supplies freeze over. To prevent your bird bath from freezing over, place a light ball in the water or keep it in the sun.
Stone Water Features
The durability and weather resistance of a stone water feature is unquestionable. They are a popular option because of their natural appearance, and this gives them the versatility to work seamlessly with most garden styles. They have natural markings that vary from product to product, so each one has its individual unique character. Stone features include anything from wall mouthed fountains to large spherical fountains.
Stainless Steel Water Features
Like stone, stainless steel features are incredibly durable with a range of styles such as spheres and waterfalls available. They are weather resistant and typically have fountains that help create a glistening effect with the light reflecting on the water. Some even include LED lighting to add even more to the effect.Shop Stainless Steel Water Features >>
A garden fountain creates a grand centrepiece or entrance, and they are best suited to large gardens that can show off their size. Some feature animals or classical stone figures. Many are self-circulating helping to keep the water fresh without wasting any. Wall fountains are a compact space-saving option for smaller gardens. Larger fountains with a pool surround create an even bigger statement and a more stunning centrepiece.
Pools and Ponds
For an average British garden, a pool makes an interesting addition to your landscaping, and some are even suitable for fish like carp. A fish pond creates a talking point in your garden for you and your guests to enjoy. Wooden pools come with liners, and they blend well with your other wooden landscaping. Wishing wells are a next level pond, creating a large decorative feature ideal for larger gardens.
Water Feature Setup and Maintenance
To bring your waterfall to life you will need a pump, and they require power. Solar power features only need direct sunlight. These are especially popular for gardens without a source of mains power. Most ponds require a reservoir of some sort, and you can often purchase this with the water feature to set up on your own. Depending on the feature, the reservoir may need sinking underground.
- Keep your water levels topped up
- Algae stopper
- Keeping your water feature running
If there is a fountain, water is circulated by a pump. This water evaporates over time, and as the level decreases, the pump has to work harder to keep the water circulating. We recommend keeping your levels topped up to reduce the wear on your pump.
Make sure to keep the fountain clean, especially surrounding any pumps. Water in direct sunlight is likely to get a build-up of algae over time. We recommend buying an algae stopper, particularly for fountains, to keep your water crystal clear all year.
Don't stop the pump to save power! Keeping the pump going all the time will not only increase the pump's life, but it will keep the water flowing clean and help prevent algae and scale build up.
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