Whether you’re looking to add on to your landscape or are planning a completely new design, a water feature may be the perfect addition to bring it all together. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider a water feature in your backyard design:

Bring the sounds of nature to your landscape. For many homeowners, their backyard is their escape from a busy life. The sound of running water has been proven to have a calming effect, and you can add that soothing sound to your own oasis with a water feature. Whether you choose to have a separate water feature or in a pond or pool, that cascading water can help wash away your worries. 

They can be customizable. As mentioned above, there are many choices when discussing a water feature. If you’re interested in a cottage-inspired design, then you could add the waterfall to a stream and pond installation. Add some softscape around it, and you’ll have your own oasis steps from your home. If you’re more interested in just adding it to your landscape, then the company you work with can help choose the best place for it. In the case of adding on to a pool, a waterfall can be a great way to keep the water moving and give it a luxurious feel. Either way, water features can be adapted to your space.

Water attracts wildlife. If you’re a nature lover, then this addition will be your dream come true. While pools are more for the humans, and their treated water does not appeal to animals, other features with fresh, clean water will naturally attract birds, squirrels, rabbits, etc. Even a simple water bath will be the perfect resting spot for birds.

They don’t need much maintenance. Whether you’re installing a cascading or pondless water feature, most water features are created to be self-sufficient. Unlike a pool, you won’t need to constantly treat or clean out the water. A water feature naturally recirculates, which discourages build-up, and they don’t need to be refilled as often.

Add to your property value. All in all, water features add aesthetic and improved curb appeal to your home. They’re a more unique addition to landscaping, so your home seems one-of-a-kind to potential buyers.

If you’re still not sure which kind of water feature works best with your current or dream landscaping, then contact Outdoor Innovations for expert landscaping installation services.