Why Should I Add a Water Feature to My Landscape?

Water Feature in Your Landscape

A water feature can be a perfect, calming addition to your backyard!

If you’re currently willing spring to get here as quickly as possible and chase away the cold winter blues, consider this a great time to daydream and plan your landscaping improvements for the spring and summer. One that you should carefully consider is the addition of a water feature. Besides being beautiful, a water feature in your landscaping actually adds many benefits to your home and life.


Running water on your property will help attract more wildlife and perhaps even add more diversity to the wildlife you see. Animals require fresh clean water to drink every day, so a water feature with moving water could provide that for them. Obviously, something like a birdbath will attract more birds, but water features can also attract squirrels, rabbits, and other fauna as well. Water features also offer birds a place to preen and remove their dead feathers while they keep their coats healthy. If you love nature, adding a water feature is a good way to get more nature in your yard.


Water has long been associated with healing powers and tranquility, but this is more than mumbo jumbo superstition. Moving water actually does change the ions in the air and foster a greater sense of peace and relaxation. When you’re choosing a water feature, pay particular attention to the sound each makes and choose the one that feels the most soothing to you.


The sound of flowing water can also improve your health by masking the noise pollution from the area around your home. As mentioned above, flowing water does increase negative ions which have been linked to stress reduction. Reducing stress will improve health in most people. It’s also possible that negative ions can offset the negative health effects of air pollution.


Features, like ponds and fire pits, added to your outdoor landscaping can increase the curb appeal and value of your property, so they are a good investment. Additionally, flowing water is supposed to attract wealth, according to Feng Shui. To make the most of this, make sure that the water feature is kept clean so that new opportunities flow into your life.

Landscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping

Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.

We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.

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