Imagine you are bird flying over San Francisco. You are tired and thirsty as you look over the expanse of buildings and concrete. Then you spot a small body of water in someone’s backyard. You land, survey the surroundings, see that it is safe and take a drink to refuel for the rest of the flight.
Water is the lifeblood for all living creatures, and a water feature is a key element in a habitat garden. Not only does it create soothing sounds and visual interest in the garden, it provides essential water for many species of insects, birds and animals. These species play a crucial role in the health of the garden by serving as pollinators and building the ecological diversity of the landscape. A water feature can range in form from a simple puddle of water on a boulder, to a wine barrel on a deck, to a thousand gallon rubber lined pond. The bigger the water feature, the more species you will attract. San Francisco Landscapes will guide you through the process to design a water feature specific to your site's needs. We also offer maintenance services for existing water features in your garden.