Adding a water feature to your landscape design is a unique way to invite the sights and sounds of nature to your home. But with so many options available, how do you know which is best for you? Water is soothing and allows us to escape from our busy lives, and we’re incredibly passionate about creating water features for our clients. But before you start digging up your yard, choosing a water feature that suits your vision and landscape is important. Keep reading to learn more.
Types of Water Features
When it comes to water features for residential properties, there are numerous options to choose from. Waterfalls and fountains can be great options to add to your landscape design if you love the look and sound of water in motion. Waterfalls are ideal for creating a natural-looking and peaceful setting, while fountains are often used to make backyard landscaping appear more elegant and contemporary.
On the other hand, if you prefer a water feature that is quiet and still, then a water garden or pond is a good option for you to consider. Ponds can be used to incorporate aquatic plants into your landscaping that you may not otherwise be able to grow.
Consider the Purpose of Your Water Feature
As you narrow down your options, consider what you want your water feature to achieve. Water features create the impression of more space, and the sound of moving water drowns out the sound of traffic. Consider the size of your garden and the impact you want to make. Large pools are perfect for wide open spaces, while small outdoor fountains are a lovely addition to smaller gardens. If you have kids and pets, look for a kid- and pet-friendly water feature.
Shape Your Borders
Consider adding borders to help your water feature blend into the surrounding landscape. For example, a pond surrounded by bricks looks wonderful in minimalist gardens. Ponds bordered with rock and plants add a natural feel to any backyard. On the other hand, you can enhance your water feature with color borders and create contrast between the natural and artificial elements in your space.
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.