Whether you’re looking to improve your air quality, increase wildlife, or just create a sense of peace within your property, adding a water feature will do the trick. But before you sign any papers, there are a few factors you should consider before installing. Continue reading to learn about the five things you should consider before your water feature installation.
A water feature can be possible at any budget, but it’s important to communicate your budget with your landscaping company. Whether you’re looking for a custom babbling brook or a solar-powered bird bath, your contractor will work with you and your budget to make sure you’re satisfied.
The styles and materials are endless when it comes to designing your water feature. If you’re looking to take a more natural approach to your new landscaping, you can suggest the material be stone or bamboo. And if you’re looking to add in artistic elements, you can inquire about a sculptural fountain created with ceramic or stained glass. Remember, the opportunities are infinite, and your contractor will be happy to hear your vision.
Every water feature is not for every yard. It’s important you take into consideration the size of your lot. A pond or large waterfall may look beautiful on a couple acres, but if you try to fit the same size water feature on half an acre, you will lose precious outdoor square footage and no longer see your landscaping as balanced.
Each type of water feature delivers a different sound along with volume level. Make sure you discuss your needs and desires with your contractor. If you’re looking to drown out a busy highway, you will want to choose a fast-flowing waterfall. But if you are looking for a calming trickle, either a slow stream or raised basin with an aerator will do the trick.
If you have a home office or children’s room that you’d like to hear the water feature from, plan on installing it near the exterior walls of those rooms. Also, be mindful of walkways, exterior furniture, and the existing landscape. It’s a good idea to install your water feature away from large trees. As the leaves fall, they can clog the drain and cause future plumbing issues.
Whether you’re looking into a total remodel or wanting to add a water feature to your existing landscaping, these five tips will ensure your selection is perfect. Contact us today to learn more about our landscaping services or schedule an estimate.