Plantings and hardscapes are beautiful elements in an outdoor space, but adding a water feature can offer a huge visual impact and other benefits too. If you’re weighing the pros and cons of this kind of outdoor element, here’s what to know about using water features in your northern Nevada landscaping.
The Benefits of Water Features in Landscaping
Water features in your outdoor spaces aren’t just beautiful. They offer a number of benefits, including:
- Masking unwanted noise – If you’re disturbed by traffic or other noise while you’re relaxing in your garden, the sound of moving water can create an excellent buffer. You don’t need a tumbling waterfall, either. You might be surprised by the effect of a gently bubbling water feature.
- Serving as a focal point – A water feature can become a beautiful focal point in your outdoor space by bringing both sound and movement to what would be an otherwise still area.
- Maximizes tight spaces – Don’t assume you need a huge outdoor space for a water feature. Water elements can be sprawling and complex or small and simple, and they often work well in spaces that are otherwise relatively unusable or somewhat awkward.
- Low maintenance – While hot tubs and pools require a lot of maintenance and upkeep, maintaining a water feature is much simpler. Re-circulating water means your water bill is largely spared, and the constant movement helps prevent the build-up of algae for less cleaning.
Water Feature Considerations
Personal preference, budget, and space will help you zero in on the right water feature for you. In general, options for outdoor water features include ponds and water gardens, poodles waterfalls, bubbling rock fountains, column fountains, and garden and vase fountains. For a recommendation, the experts at Harris Landscape Construction would be happy to help. We’ve been installing water features in northern Nevada landscapes for years, and we’d be happy to tour your property, listen to your ideas, and offer our feedback.
Practical considerations will also drive your decision. These include the right location in your outdoor space, the amount of sunshine that area gets, where there’s a nearby power source, and the overall cost.
This is a great time to start planning – you could be enjoying your new water feature by the time summer rolls around. Contact Harris Landscape Construction today.