Home Landscaping Ideas: Water Features

Spring is an amazing time of the year because after a long time, you are able to step out of the house without the fear of turning into ice. Spring is the time when you feel closest to nature because everything is just so beautiful. Planting a few trees and spending a few moments on the patio is always welcoming. To make this even more special and to feel closer to nature, you could install water features. They have the ability to add a lot of beauty to your backyard and make it even more welcoming. You don’t need to go overboard with them either. Simple landscape water features will do the trick for you. There is nothing more relaxing than listening to the sound of water splashing.

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Examples of Popular Water Features

  • Bubbling Rock: True to its name, this type of water features indeed looks like water is bubbling out of the rock. The rock is generally a fake, large one and is not as heavy as a real one. It is installed over a basin from where the water is supplied and re-circulated to the top opening of the rock via a pump. It looks completely natural and beautiful.
  • Free Standing Fountain: These fountains can be found in different varieties right from simple to highly complex. The shapes and sizes also vary. The styles vary from vintage to contemporary. All you have to do is find the right spot for this water feature in your yard and then have it installed. Make sure you enhance the landscape in the surrounding area so that it looks great and the feature blends in with the landscape.

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  • Free Standing Waterfall: Water fall doesn’t always need support. It can even be free standing and it makes for an amazing type of water features. All you need is a rock fence or a wall. You can install the basin below the ground or over it according to your convenience. If you want a dramatic effect, you could go for “colorfalls” where there are lights behind the waterfall. You can choose based on the color of your choice.
  • Pond-Less Waterfall: These waterfalls are becoming popular by the day mainly due to the scenic beauty they ensure. They look completely natural. However there is no pond for the water. There is an underground basin where the water reaches and that is why the waterfall is called pond-less.  The main advantages and the other reasons behind its popularity are the fact that they are energy efficient and there is no standing water. Thus, your electricity will not boom.

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For circulating water, solar fountain pump is ideal because it does more than just circulation. It turns the water into a beautiful fountain, enhancing the beauty of the water features altogether. Whichever you choose is up to you, however, you have to make sure that your choice is suitable for the type of your landscape and area. Make sure in what you choose as this type of beautification to your home is a bit pricey.

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