by Karen Bates
(last updated February 6, 2017)
Adding interest to areas of your yard can be challenging, but in most cases the results are worth the hard work and planning. Of course, there are many ways to create an eye-catching feature to your yard: it is simply a matter of what you like and what is in your budget. One idea that is both attention-grabbing and serene is to add a water feature.
Many people are attracted to water because of its soothing sound, its reflective surface, and the overall beauty that it adds to an area. For these reasons, many people consider adding some kind of water feature to their yard. You might think at first that setting up water in your yard is only for those with a lot of money, but although many of the more elaborate set-ups are costly there are other ideas that are more budget-friendly and still beautiful.
If you want to add water to your yard, there are questions you need to answer. Like what kind of water feature you want to include in your landscaping and decorating? Do you want it to be functional, or just for show? What size would work best? And, are there any safety issues you need to take into account?
There are many options for you to consider if you want to put a water feature in your yard. One of the most popular is a fountain. Water fountains come in styles to appeal to any taste or decorating style, and they range in price from less than a $100 to well over $1,000.
Another great water feature is a waterfall. You can set up a waterfall to empty into a beautiful pond, swimming pool, or even a spa. But if you are concerned about the safety of children and animals, don't worry—you have other options. Try a pondless waterfall that stores water underground to protect your family from a potential hazard.
If you want a fairly simple water feature and aren't interested in a fountain or waterfall, a bubbler fountain might be your best bet. With a bubbler, you will still get the sound of running water without the hassle of maintenance that other water features might require. Bubblers can take up a small space and are fairly easy to build and care for.
For those who want to keep fish in their yard, a pond is a great option. Although a pond does require some maintenance to keep beautiful, it can be well worth the effort. You can dig a pond, or use a pre-made pool basin in whatever size you need. You can choose to hook up a waterfall, fountain, just leave it as is. Add fish, plants, and rocks to your pond to make the area peaceful and lovely.
Whatever water feature you choose for your yard, the new addition will add beauty and peace to the area. If you love the look and sound of water, consider adding a water feature to enjoy.
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