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12 Water Feature Ideas to Inspire Your Landscaping Plan

Posted Jun 2nd, 2020 in Landscaping Ideas

12 Water Feature Ideas to Inspire Your Landscaping Plan

Are you putting the final touches on your landscaping plans?

If those final touches don't include a water feature, you may want to reconsider.

You could use one to add an interesting focal point or bring some calming sound to your garden.

Or perhaps you're looking to provide water for wildlife.

Whatever the case, we'll take a look at 12 different options here.

1. Pipe-Shaped Fountain

If you prefer a garden that's more stones and ornamental rocks than greenery, you may like the minimalistic appearance of a few pipe-shaped fountains placed throughout.

2. Stone-on-Stone Water Fountain

Would you say your garden is the perfect blend of rustic pebbles, gravel, and stone accented by flowering plants?

A stone-on-stone fountain will blend in beautifully.

3. Birdbath

Do you fancy yourself as an avian enthusiast? Adding a birdbath to your garden will attract songbirds. Unlike other water features, birdbaths require minimal maintenance.

Plus, you'll be providing water for your feathered friends.

4. Glass-Tiled Water Wall

Installing a glass-tiled water wall in a private garden enclosed by lush plants creates a stunning effect.

Add in lighting to bring an element of warmth to the garden at night.

5. Small Pool With Stonework Fountain Wall

Having a pool in your backyard is lovely. Accenting it with a stonework fountain wall with numerous spillways takes it up quite a few notches.

6. Stream

Whether you opt for a long, flowing stream or something smaller and simpler, most people enjoy the sound of water as it tumbles down rocks and into a water basin below.

7. Urn Fountain in a Garden Pool

Placing a bubbling urn fountain in a pool accented with Spanish tiles and multiple spillways harkens of more exotic locales.

You could also place multiple urn fountains on their sides to give the illusion that they're pouring water into the pool.

8. Large Copper Pot Fountain

A large copper pot transformed into a fountain makes for an impressive centrepiece in any garden. It makes a particular impact in a sunken garden.

9. Pond

Similar to the stream, you can opt for a small pond where you keep koi or other pond fish and lotus flowers, or a bigger pond that might even include turtles.

A double pond divided by a land bridge adds dramatic flair. Plus it allows for different design elements for each pond.

10. Zen Fountain

Sometimes simplicity says it best.

A large stone fountain with a bamboo water delivery system can turn your garden into a peaceful space for meditation.

11. Waterfall into Pond or Pool

Adding a waterfall to a pond or pool will deliver a calming sound to bring serenity to your garden. Standing under that waterfall to receive a gentle massage will bring serenity to you.

12. Multi-Level Ponds

Creating a long rectangular waterway on two levels bridged by descending stone steps sounds more complicated than it is.

This compact design provides a cascading water effect and is great for smaller gardens.

Which Water Feature Is Right for You?

If you're feeling you'd like to add a water feature to your landscaping plans, no need to stress.

You don't need to decide which one right now.

Contact us today to talk to our landscaping specialists. We're happy to help you figure out the best option for you.

Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Please feel free to contact us if you have a question, would like to discuss your potential project, or desire an estimate. Start now to plan for the 2024 Spring Season!


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