Many homeowners look for unique ways to enhance their yards, including gardens, topiaries, and outdoor lighting. Perhaps one of the most appealing and relaxing additions is water features. The sound of trickling water invokes a sense of calm and adds a decorative touch to any landscape. There are numerous benefits of adding water features to your yard, including improved air quality, increased wildlife presence, and low maintenance. Here are a few reasons to consider adding a water feature to your backyard.
Invite Wildlife to Your Property
After installing an outdoor water feature, you’ll notice more wildlife on your property. Birds will stop by for a drink of water, while dragonflies will also come out to say hello. Inviting wildlife into your yard provides entertainment and learning opportunities for your family.
All living creatures need water to survive, and an outdoor water feature supports life in your personal corner of the world. In conjunction with the plants in your landscape, you’ll create a harmonious habitat for all species.
The Flexibility to Fit Smaller Outdoor Spaces
If you have a small yard, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having an outdoor water feature in your backyard. Well-designed pondless water features don’t need much space, so you can still enjoy the benefits without taking up too much of your property.
You can put a water feature into an area of your property that previously seemed like wasted space. Often, those awkward spaces are the best places to install small water features, as you can turn an unused area into an attractive focal point.
Improves Air Quality and Reduces Noise Pollution
A flowing water feature masks nearby noise pollution while releasing a continuous flow of negative ions. Researchers have found a connection between negative ions and stress reduction. For instance, studies have found that exposure to negative ions reduced signs of stress in test subjects. These studies also suggest that negative ions can offset the harmful health impacts of air pollution – yet another amazing benefit of water features. In short, water features are natural air purifiers!
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping 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