Sometimes, your yard just needs a pick-me-up. Maybe you’re tired of always looking at the same scene, or maybe your style has evolved and you want a little more luxury in your outdoor space. Whatever your motivations are, a water feature is the perfect way to add beauty and personality to any backyard.
Whether it be a pond, waterfall, fountain, or stream, a water feature will create a more aesthetically pleasing space and an outdoor living area that is perfect to relax in after a long day. Water features can also be a great addition to a pool and are even popular among the wildlife in the area. Let’s dive deeper into the advantages of adding one of these unique aquatic features to your landscape!
A more aesthetically pleasing space
One way that a water feature enhances a backyard is by adding aesthetic appeal. Many backyards lack personality and are simply a big patch of grass. A water feature will make your backyard more visually appealing and will add texture and movement to your landscape. It’s a relatively quick addition that is guaranteed to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor oasis that friends and family won’t stop talking about.
Create a relaxing atmosphere
A flowing waterfall or stream in the backyard creates soothing sounds that can put your mind and body in a relaxed state. Imagine stepping out into your backyard and being greeted by the sights and sounds of crystal blue water rippling over rocks or into your pool. All the stress of your day is sure to fall away when you step into this outdoor paradise.
The white noise created by flowing water has a naturally calming effect on the brain as well, and can be a useful tool to reduce stress and anxiety. Flowing water also creates negative ions, which purify air and reduce the presence of allergens, pollen, germs and dust mites.
Reduce unwanted noise
Water features are ideal for homes in suburban areas where neighbors or busy streets are in close proximity. The sounds of flowing water and the wildlife it attracts, such as birds, bees, and butterflies, can help block out traffic, noisy neighbors, running air conditioning units, and more.
Provide safety, personality for a pool area
Waterfalls and fountains have been proven to assist with the aeration of pools, continually recirculating water throughout the pool and reducing the chances of algae and pests in the water. Water features in a pool can be a fun, safe area for children as well, as they can wade in the waters or play with the shooting and cascading water.
Water features are also great for those hoping to create a more natural-looking pool area. Stones and flowers can be added to give a more personalized feel.
A wildlife sanctuary
Installing a water feature in your yard is a great way to create a wildlife-friendly space. Ponds, streams and other aquatic landscape elements attract birds, frogs, insects, and other wildlife that can create a truly one-of-a-kind backyard and promote harmony with the natural world. Ponds in particular are also a great space to raise fish and can be an important teaching tool for children, as they can learn about and practice caring for a wide array of animals.
If you’re concerned about the amount of water a water feature uses, you’ll be happy to note that it is often the same as, or less than, the water needed to properly maintain a lawn area of the same size.
When you are ready to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis, call the team at VistaPro Landscape & Design. We will gladly design and install a unique water feature tailored to your taste and your space, for your home’s backyard in Annapolis, MD or the Baltimore/DC Metro area.
Give us a call at 888-555-1234 today to start transforming your landscape!