The Right Water Feature for your Landscape Depends on These Three Things


In the high desert climate of northern Nevada, there’s something particularly appealing about a water feature. A well-planned water feature can be a source of soothing sights and sounds that help promote relaxation. It can also serve as a focal point and give your home’s value a boost. The key is in creating a water feature that works beautifully in your outdoor space. And that depends on these three things.


If money was no issue, your water feature would really be something. But for those of us living in the real world, there will be some kind of budget. That number will dictate what can and can’t be done in your outdoor space. It may steer you toward some elements and away from others, and it will generally limit the size, scale and scope of the project. That’s not to say a beautiful water feature can’t be achieved without an enormous budget. But determining how much you want to invest is an important starting point.

Here at Harris Landscape Construction, we take the time to guide our clients through the design and estimation process to create their vision within budget. We can share examples of work we’ve done in various price ranges to help you determine what kind of water feature is right for you.


Another important consideration for the right water feature is the area in which it will be installed. This one is immediately obvious once we bring it up, but you’d be surprised by what people tend to overlook when they see a water feature online and decide they have to have it in their garden. The more space you have, the more options you have for elements like waterfalls and creek beds. Smaller spaces will benefit from water features like pond-less basalt spires or natural stone bubblers to create a tranquil soothing sound.  


While it is technically possible to drop a water feature straight into an existing outdoor space, a more professional approach will factor for the aesthetic for a cohesive, appealing aesthetic. The best water features take an artistic eye to mimic what nature would create over thousands of years. Working with a company like Harris Landscape Construction gives you access to both an experienced landscape designer and a landscape construction team, which means we can manage your project in-house from start to finish. We’ll work with you directly to create a water feature that meets your budget, space, and the existing theme of your landscaping. Contact us today to get started.


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