A waterfall or water feature can elevate the game of any home. No matter the size of your yard, a water feature, whether it’s a koi pond, a birdbath, or a waterfall, will create a point of interest and add character to your yard. Not only will the soothing sound of bubbling and gurgling water soothe frazzled nerves and block out the traffic noise, but it can also be a haven for small animals and birds on a hot day. The question is which type of water feature is best for your home? Let’s take a look at five of the most popular water features that you’ll find in residential yards.
A little body of running water can be built along the edge of the garden with some gravel and concrete, a PVC pipe, and a recycling pump. The water will keep recycling and be pumped back up. This works really well if it’s built right along the edge of the patio or somewhere people can sit and watch the water flow.
A koi pond is like an aquarium you can dip your hand into. It is a good idea to consult a landscaping company because it does require their excavation services. Koi ponds are gorgeous and soothing to look at, but they require a fair bit of maintenance. Ask your landscaping company to explain the maintenance requirements before you undertake this project.
A birdbath is probably the easiest water feature to incorporate into even the smallest of spaces. There are several birdbath designs to choose from: the pedestal, the hanging, and the fountain to name a few. Make sure you have a clear view of the birdbath from a window because watching birds visit it every day is one of the most rewarding experiences.
A waterfall is one of the most decadent and beautiful landscape projects. You can adjust the size of the waterfall according to the space you have available, but it should be close to a gazebo or outdoor nook with benches. All these water features should be enjoyed up close. The soothing sound of a waterfall in your own backyard is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
A fountain at the center of your yard can be a great point of focus. It doesn’t need to be too large if space is a constraint. A small fountain, surrounded by colorful flowers and plants and slabs of concrete, will draw all eyes to it.
While border creeks, koi ponds, birdbaths, waterfalls, and fountains are popular, there are several other different types of water features you can add to your yard to make it the talk of the town. Rock On Walls & Falls will create a statement piece for your yard that is exactly what you want within your space and budget. Get in touch today, and let’s make a splash!