Benefits to Choosing Water Features
One of the best ways to enhance your yard in Bergen County is by adding water features. These structures are not only entirely beautiful, but also they have calming sound effects that take you to another realm. Let’s explore the different types of water features that can be added to your backyard and how attainable they can be.
Types of Water Features
Water features include garden ponds, waterfalls, water fountains and streams. They are an easy way to transform your yard and take it to a new level. You’ll find that friends, family and neighbors will be more attracted to your yard, but there are other creatures that will be stopping by, too. Birds, fish and other wild creatures will enjoy the newfound beauty of your yard, which means you never know just what you’ll find in your very own backyard.
If you want to reap the benefits of a waterfall but don’t care for the added maintenance and upkeep, consider a pond-less waterfall. These structures provide all the beauty of a waterfall but without the pond. Instead, the water simply drops down into a gravel area that holds a reservoir with a pump that feeds the waterfall.
Water features can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. Some people choose a garden pond while others enjoy several small ponds with interconnecting waterways. Fill your pond with colorful species of fish and it’s like having your very own aquarium in your backyard space. Just remember that you can only add so many fish depending on the space you have and the bio-filtration.
Ponds and waterways are not complete unless you have stones, rocks and plants surrounding them. You can also add hardscaping and stonework features to your water features to create a more beautiful and distinctive appearance. When choosing water features for your yard, be sure to think about the types of plants you want to place around them. Lily pads, cattails, rose bushes, lilac bushes and different shaped stone enhance the natural beauty of water fountains and set the stage for a primitive backyard.
Water Features Fit in Any Space
The majority of us appreciate the calming sound of running water and how stunning a garden pond or running waterfall looks in the backyard. Fortunately, there are ways that you can make this project affordable, and an excellent addition to any space.
Talk to an experienced designer at Horizon Landscape Company. We are conscious of our customers’ budgets and can help you choose the right size pond or water fountain for your budget. Your initial investment may be a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, but the long-term enjoyment you’ll get from your backyard is priceless.