Are you drawn to water gardens? Have you been tossing around the idea of building a water feature in your yard or on your patio? If you’ve been on the fence, it might be time to build that backyard waterfall. If the beauty of it isn’t a good enough reason, consider these three ways a backyard water feature can boost your health.
#1: Reduce Stress
Stress can take a toll on our mental health and physical well-being. A water feature creates a tranquil space to relax and unwind when the days get hectic, and you feel your blood pressure going up. Like meditation, the sound of water has been shown to have a natural calming effect on your emotional and psychological state.
#2: Connect with Nature
Spending time outside and connecting with nature has proven health benefits. Increased energy, reduced blood pressure, and lowered cortisol and adrenaline, two stress-related hormones, are some of the improvements you can see when your water feature inspires you to spend more time outdoors.
#3: Less Noise Pollution
Water features act as sound barriers, reducing the noise pollution. We don’t often think of noise as affecting our health, but constant unwanted noise can increase stress, reduce concentration, impact sleep, and contribute to mental health issues such as depression. A water garden or backyard waterfall can block out some of the noise from the city.
If you’re ready to take advantage of the beauty and health benefits of a water garden, don’t wait to contact the pros at W.P. Law, Inc.