The Tranquility of a Water Feature

Water Features

 

The sound of trickling water cascading over layers of natural stone, the droplets rippling the calm surface of the pond, the reflection of gorgeous flowers shimmering over the smooth, glassy surface. The effects a water feature can have on your soul are calming and inspiring. The sense of peace and tranquility makes the investment worth its weight in gold. Ultimately, how much is worth to you? Water features can range between the hundreds up to thousands of dollars depending on the size and style you desire. 


 

A water feature can be a breath-taking addition to your home. What appeases your taste will help you decide what purpose it holds. Obviously, if trees are anywhere in the vicinity of your pond, maintenance is going to be eminent due to the amount of leaves. Filters are an option to help keep the water clean. The size of the basin will be the determining factor on what kind of filter you will require. A waterfall, decorative stones, a statuary or the right choice of plants will accentuate your pond making it a beautiful work of art.

 

Ponds

A pond can be a beautiful addition to your home. Your taste will help you decide what purpose it holds. Obviously, if trees are anywhere near your pond, maintenance is higher because of the leaves. Filters are an option to help keep the water clear. The size of the basin will help you determine what kind of filter you will require. A waterfall, decorative stones, statues or the right choice of plants will accentuate your pond making it a beautiful work of art.

 

Waterfalls

A waterfall can be added almost anywhere in your landscape. They make a beautiful addition on the edge of a pool or pond. There is a multitude of styles to choose from. Each distributor of pre-casted falls has there own individual selection, so the availability of a style you prefer will constitute the price. These are typically the most expensive. A hand-crafted fall can be designed by an artist but can be a little more pricey depending on the type of stones being used. The characteristics of the design will determine how the water cascades over the feature and every design is as personalized as the artist who builds it.

 

Finishing Touches

To add your own personalization to your water feature, a chosen statuary, pieces of driftwood or decorative stones may be added to give your feature that “pop”. Most stone yards have many varieties of gorgeous specialty stones used to accent it’s surroundings. A statue can be a fun, tasteful addition if placed in the proper location. If you wish to use plants around the feature, be knowledgeable of the plants and the environment they will be placed.

If every detail is taken into consideration, your water feature will be a stunning and personalized landscape design.

 Pond and Waterfall