Create Water Features
Probably one of our most favourite natural design aspects in a garden. Water is one of the natural elements that works to give motion, reflection and sound adding another dimension to any landscape project.
Water features can be made with a monolith, boulder or slate pyramid with water running down surrounded by gravel or pebbles, with plants planted either in the pond and around the rocks and boulders to provide a stunning focal point to any garden. Add lighting to create a special atmosphere at nighttime. See our range of water features and our range of monoliths and holloliths from you to choose from.
Create a pond for fish or just a pool with a waterfall. Add rocks or slate walling to form the feature, and decorative with our range of Rockery and Boulders.
Slate always works particularly well with water especially the Graphite Grey Slate Chippings, with its mix of green plum and blue colours and waterworn finish. The water brings out its natural beauty giving it a lovely glossy finish. Use any slate chipping or paddlestones round the edge of a pond or in the water feature to highlight its natural beauty. See our full range in the Welsh Slate Section.
Some aggregates are not suitable for fish and we mark these as non fish friendly. This is because they contain natural lime which can leach into the water, so always take care when selecting which aggregate to use for your pond.
Some of the finest show and exhibition gardens will incorporate water either for reflection or movement and it is well worth the effort in the planning stages of the garden.
One thing to consider is the need for power either for lighting or for a pump.
A pond membrane to contain the water which can be covered with aggregate, slate or cobbles to disguise the membrane and give a natural finish is the easiest way to create a simple water feature without difficult landscaping. Visit our Boulders, Rockery and Water Features Section to see what you can create.
Products used to create water features:
Finally, a darker shade of grey slate...
Plum Slate Chippings 40mm is our best...