Balconies are the vital additions to your homes, and those how have one perhaps know the importance of having a balcony in their home. But you have often observed that many people owning a house with having a terrace or balcony don't pay much attention to it. For them balcony is nothing more than a limited space area with no usage. In fact they are unaware of the importance of this short space, which can bring life into the atmosphere of their homes with little effort and planning.
Although, balconies are limited in space and have very less space to think about adding some features to it, still there are number of ways through which you can make your balcony ideal for balcony garden with certain features like lighting, planting, hot tubs or spas and of course water features. Along with all other arrangements, an addition of water feature in your balcony will give it a life and sparkling theme. What is required on your behalf is to take its limitations into consideration carefully and adapt your conception accordingly.
Considering the Weight
The only major problem you come across while supplementing a water feature into your balcony garden is weight. The estimated weight of water excluding container is about 4.5 kg (10 lb) for every 4.5 liters (1 gallon). Remember this is the weight of water only and if we add the weight of container it will increase further, which can be dangerous. However, a small water feature can be helpful in this regard with a head sprouting water into a small bowl fixed to the back wall of the balcony. You can also incorporate a plastic liner faced, small raised pool in the middle of your built in features, usually matching like brick, timber or tiles.