Adding a Water Feature to Your Residential Landscape in Reno


A water feature in your outdoor space can be both functional and beautiful, masking neighborhood noise, creating a quiet space for contemplation, or adding some much-needed tranquility. If you’re considering adding a water feature to your residential landscape here in Reno, Harris Landscape Construction is here to help.

Water Feature Types

There are lots of options for residential water features, including:

  • Ponds. This is what most people picture when they think of residential water features. These self-contained ecosystems can be much lower maintenance than you might think, as along as they’ve been properly constructed and balanced. Ponds can vary in size, from small pools with a bubbler to an enormous koi pond with boulders and tumbling waterfalls. Aesthetically, a pond can be natural in appearance or more formal and structured. Budget, your outdoor space, and your personal taste will dictate execution.
  • Pond-less water features. These features include waterfalls or stream beds that cascade into concealed reservoirs. They’re a great option for homeowners who like the sound of running water but aren’t interested in the maintenance of a pond. There’s also an additional safety factor with a pond-less water feature.
  • Fountains. A recirculating fountain is as simple as it gets, ranging from a bubbling vase to a core-drilled boulder to a formal fountain. Water collects in a basin and is pumped back to the top. This is a very economical choice.

No matter what you choose, bringing in a professional like HLC here in Reno will ensure the very best outcome. Natural water features takes an artistic eye to mimic what nature creates, and the importance of proper installation can’t be overstated. There’s nothing worse than spending a bunch of money on a project that begins falling apart in just a few years.

If you’re ready to learn more about adding a water feature to your home in Reno and Sparks, contact HLC today.


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