3 Considerations for Adding a Water Feature to your Outdoor Space


There’s something wonderful about adding water to just about anything. In a landscape setting, it often serves as a centerpiece because people can’t help but be drawn to it. But it’s a multipurpose element that can serve as a soothing soundtrack, block ambient noise, attract wildlife, add movement and flow, and add tranquility and calm. But doing it properly requires a little thought. Here are three considerations for adding a water feature to your outdoor space.

Size and Scope

This is an often-overlooked detail in the DIY approach to landscaping, but it’s key to a cohesive feel. A water feature that isn’t scaled or sized appropriately for the space will dominate — and not in a good way. The idea is a water feature that’s appropriate for your outdoor space. Sometimes, finding that balance isn’t easy, and the insight of an experienced landscape designer can be an asset.

Surrounding Elements

As important as the water feature itself are the surrounding elements, which help bridge the transition from water to land and also hide some of the behind-the-scenes bits and pieces. Here in northern Nevada, rocks, boulders, and plants all work well to create a stable, beautiful water feature.


Keeping your water circulating requires the right products. Every water feature needs the right pump and utilities for the job, and all of those elements need to be installed correctly. If you aren’t clear about what you’ll need, better to call in a professional.

The Bottom Line

A well-planned, well-executed water feature can add so much to your outdoor space. But a water feature done poorly can be a distracting eyesore. If you’re considering adding a water feature to your northern Nevada landscaping, work with a professional on the design and installation. That way, you can be sure it’s done the right way. In Reno and Sparks, Harris Landscape Construction is here to answer all of your questions and help you make your Zen garden dreams a reality. Contact us today to get started.


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