Looking to transform your backyard into a relaxing oasis that is perfect for outdoor entertaining? A water feature is the perfect compliment to your landscape and you might be surprised to see the range of options on the market. Whether you are working with a small space or you want to install an extensive pond with a waterfall, there are water feature solutions to help you get the most out of your backyard. Here are just a few examples of ways to improve your landscape design with water features:
Add a Backyard Pond
If you have the space and the budget to install a backyard pond, you will truly enjoy the sounds and sights of this water feature. You can line the edges with natural stones and add trees, plants and ferns to create a colorful focal point that helps to break up an expanse of lawn. Aquatic plants can even be added directly into the pond for a more complex arrangement. There are really no limits to what you can create with a backyard pond. With so many options, it is best to work with a landscape professional who can recommend materials, plants and other equipment based on their experience.
Install a Bird Bath
Water features projects don’t have to be costly. Something as simple as a bird bath can elevate your backyard and attract natural wildlife. You can choose between basic options that will be replenished by rain water or you can invest in a bird bath with a filtration system that provides a constant source of fresh water. This latter option has the added benefit of the soothing sound of trickling water.
Combine Water Features with Hardscapes
There are creative ways to incorporate water features into patios, staircases and even outdoor furniture. These installations have a more modern feel and can truly make a statement. Outdoor waterfalls, which essentially create a pane of water, can be placed anywhere in your backyard. Small streams can be built around the edges of your patio or alongside staircases for a dramatic effect. There are even outdoor tables with streams running through the center to provide a truly unique dining experience. Thinking outside traditional ponds can help you create a water feature that showcases your personal taste and works to highlight hardscapes.
Add a Bubbler Fountain
This is another great solution for backyards that may not have enough room to accommodate larger water features. Bubbler fountains come in a variety of sizes and are easily added to any landscape to create a focal point. These fountains can even be added to ponds to add more visual and auditory interest.
There truly no limits to the different ways you can add water features to your next design project. For more inspiration and help designing and installing the right water feature for your home and your budget, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping.