What is it that makes water so attractive?
Having a water feature, pond, or lake near our homes not only transforms our garden and makes our home more aesthetically appealing – water has proved to be psychologically relaxing and it continuously proves to relieve stress.
Hospital patients who have a view of natural landscape recover faster from surgery and require less pain medication. Their heart rates, blood pressure, and other measures return to normal levels more quickly when they view natural landscapes rather than urban landscapes after a stressful experience (The Sustainable Sites Initiative. Standards and Guidelines: Preliminary Report. November 1, 2007).
The relaxing, calming sounds of water can improve our overall health and mood and adding water features such as waterfalls, fountains, and water gardens, and investing in aeration systems into our ponds add market value to our homes. Ponds are also great for entertaining children, adults, and everyone who enjoy fishing.
Nichols, who studies and advocates the healing power of water states that “When we step away from our high-stressed lives and step into nature, we get a shift. Physiologically, our brains and bodies change. We relax, and the quality of our thought changes. A different brain network activates. That brain network is available for a completely different kind of quality of thought which is much more introspective and self-referential. Oftentimes it leads to feelings of connectedness and that can lead to innovative thoughts” Nichols explains in his book Blue Mind, the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do.
Pond Science now builds waterfalls and other water features. Consider upgrading your back/front yard and pond with us and let us help you relieve stress by making your home a little piece of paradise!
We take pride in taking care of aquatic ecosystems and taking care of our environment responsibly
Laura Parkel, M.S
Aquatic Environmental Scientist