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For a one-of-a-kind backyard experience…just add water

June 23, 2018

 “Water is the driving force in nature.” - Leonardo Da Vinci 

 

We all can use a personal oasis to help us escape the daily wear and tear of the world, a place to push aside the worries of the day and contemplate the good things in life. One of the most relaxing ways to quiet the mind is with the gentle sound of moving water. By adding a low-maintenance water feature to your backyard in the form of a pond, a pondless waterfall, or fountain, you can immerse yourself in nature and serenity without ever leaving your home. 

 

Water features provide many obvious and not-so-obvious benefits. They also come in a range of flexible styles and options that lend themselves to a variety of outdoor spaces.

 

The sound of serenity

What could be more rejuvenating than settling into a comfy chair on your patio with nothing but the soothing sound of water flowing gently over the waterfall in your backyard pond? Not only can this auditory delight ease the tensions of the day, it can mask noise from surrounding sources to enhance the relaxing atmosphere you expect from a backyard paradise.

 

Adaptable to small spaces

If you have limited outdoor space, you can still enjoy the many benefits of a water feature. Pondless waterfalls provide you with the meditative sounds of moving water. Fire fountains bring the classical elements of fire and water together to create a stunning focal point on patios and decks. Decorative fountains add many levels of visual interest to any garden.

 

New plant possibilities

Adding a pond can diversify variety in your landscape plan. Some in-water plants include the classic waterlily, the cheerful glow of yellow flag iris, and the decorative miniature cattail. Some pond plants, including the hummingbird-attracting pickerel rush, are adept at providing filtration to help keep the water clean and healthy. A wide variety of traditional garden plants can create an inspiring boarder around the water’s edge.

 

Create a wildlife habitat

An exciting benefit of adding a pond is its ability to attract wildlife. The water will naturally draw a wide variety of birds and frogs, while certain pond plants are attractive to dragonflies, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. During times of drought, your pond can be a crucial, life-sustaining source of water for all of these creatures. You can even introduce a few colorful koi for added personality.

 

An educational experience for the kids

Ponds are an engaging, hands-on way to teach kids about ecosystems and the environment. In addition to supporting concepts children learn in school about wildlife and plants, it is an excellent way for you to connect with your kids or grand kids while helping them develop an appreciation for and understanding of the natural world around us.

 

If you are ready for a backyard transformation that adds visual charm and transports you to a world of relaxation, contact us online or call us at 269-473-1356. We would love to share with you the many water feature options available, create a plan that fits your needs and lifestyle, and give you the know-how to care for your new addition for years to come.

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