If you are building a new home and pondering how water features can accent a yard, have one special designed for you after keeping some basic considerations in mind. The size of your yard is one factor you must consider before selecting a water feature. Also consider the exact spot in your backyard where you intend to have your water feature built. The view should not be obstructed, the soil should be leveled and good drainage is possible. See to it also that if you have chosen to have a pond built, there will be direct sunlight that the aquatic plants will benefit from.
Some homeowners go for Asian-style water features such as a Koi fishpond and bring in other decorative elements like a garden gnome (which is believed to be instrumental in keeping the garden abloom). Such yard decors, especially if you choose them well, can enhance the beauty of your landscape/garden.
A good landscape architect such as Ridgeline Landscaping who shows a keen regard for nature and also wants to satisfy some clients’ desire to enhance the yin and yang of their dwelling spaces may add decorative elements. Examples may be old Chinese coins placed in a water fountain or cascading water on an elegant garden wall that some people believe can usher a flow of wealth. Your landscape designer will be able to show you how water features can accent a yard & have one special designed for you.
When choosing a water feature for your yard, consider also whether it will complement the landscape design of the rest of your house. For instance, if your home has a spacious English country garden architectural design, you may want to bring in a Tuscan-style floor fountain constructed in light resin with faux stone steps and ceramic finish with halogen bulbs for a charming water feature.
Another great benefit that may be obtained from water features – apart from making your outdoor space more beautiful, is creating a tranquil, meditative ambiance. A lively scenery bursting with life can be created by a plant nursery or flowerbeds with exotic plant species. If you are well aware how water features can accent a yard, have one special designed for you by a landscape professional, and remember that if you have chosen a water feature like a fountain, it will need water & electrical connections.
Call Dirk today at Ridgeline Landscaping for a free consultation and design a water feature to accent your yard, décor and style. 801-703-4002