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Water Features That Complement Any Backyard Landscape

Updated: May 15

Water is calming to the senses, adds texture to your yard, and can help muffle noise. There are numerous ways to incorporate a water feature into a large or small space. Water features integrated into a yard's landscaping have evolved into a cost-effective and engaging art form for homeowners. As a versatile addition to your home, they come in various forms and fit different purposes to complement your design. We'll examine the various water features available to modern homeowners, their average costs, and relative strengths and weaknesses. Let us begin.

1. Koi Pond A Koi pond is one of the most popular options for homeowners who want a water feature. Koi ponds can be large or small and installed almost anywhere. Koi ponds range in size from a small container to a large pond since the size of the pond is directly correlated to your budget. A small pond may run only a couple thousand dollars, while something in the range of 4-feet deep with a vast surface area can cost you as much as $50,000. A Koi pond is an excellent choice for pet owners who want to showcase their pets, as Koi and Goldfish are great to have in a pond. They are also very good at eating the algae that can grow in a fountain.

2. Tub FountainsTub fountains are the most affordable and most accessible to install the water feature. They are typically filled with rocks, water plants, or other natural materials. These are simple and stylish and are great for a small yard area.  Fountains are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. An electric pump supplies water to the top of the fountain and keeps the water in motion.

3. Rock WaterfallRock Waterfalls are the next logical step up from a tub fountain. These water features add a natural appeal to your yard and are available in various sizes. Many waterfalls are available that are disguised as natural rock formations, especially in desert landscapes.

4. Custom Waterfall What could be better than having a waterfall that was made and built just for your yard? It could not only be the centerpiece of your yard, but it can be designed to be in harmony with your home or to complement its architecture.

5. BirdbathFrom a distance, a birdbath doesn't seem all that impressive. Still, a closer observation, especially from birds' point of view, is all that is needed to appreciate the attraction of this simple water feature. Birdbaths come in all shapes and sizes and can be made of concrete, ceramic, and other materials.

6. Swimming Pools If you have a big enough yard, a fun and functional low-cost water feature is a swimming pool. Many sizes are available, from small and inexpensive above-ground swimming pools (see above) to the vast in-ground swimming pool in many different shapes and sizes.

ConclusionWhether your outdoor oasis is a small courtyard in the city or a sprawling estate in the countryside, careful landscape design is critical. Learn from this compiled inspirational aquascaping ideas and examples that make the most of their natural surroundings to assist you in transforming your patios, yards, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. If you want to create your own backyard oasis, it's time to think about the best aquascaping services in Birmingham, AL. Collaborate with DSLD Land Management to design a backyard landscape that will make you the envy of your neighbors. Please contact us right away!

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