Including one or more landscaping water features in your home enhances your outdoor living space in several ways. The splashing and sparkling of running water provide both a visual and auditory focal point for your landscaping. Water features also may attract wildlife to your yard by providing a habitat or a place to get a drink. Hummingbirds, for example, enjoy flying through the spray of a fountain, and you can support the survival of honeybees by filling a very shallow container with water and marbles to create a bee watering space.

Splashing water refracts light around the space while a reflecting pond can highlight a striking plant, a statue, the architecture of your home, or some other feature. A koi pond, a reflecting pond, a fountain, or any type of water feature can provide a relaxing place to release stress or a gathering place for family, neighbors, and friends.

PLANNING YOUR LANDSCAPING WATER FEATURES

When you are contemplating installing a water feature, here are some things to consider:

  • How much space you have for a water feature
  • Whether you want a water feature with the sound of running water from a fountain or waterfall, or one with still water
  • Whether you want a simple pond, a fish pond, or a pond with water plants
  • The need to keep a pond filtration system running 24/7 to prevent stagnation, especially if the pond will contain water plants, koi, or other fish
  • The size of the filtration system you will need for a pond. (This depends upon the amount of water in the pond; the number of fish in the pond or the pond’s fish load, if any; the number of plants, if any; and the height of the fountain or waterfall, if any.)
  • What you will do with the fish from a fish pond in the winter if the pond isn’t deep enough for the fish to remain in the pond

Water Features Fit Spaces of All Sizes and Styles

An attractive water feature doesn’t necessarily require a lot of room, nor does it have to be a pond. Water features can be free-standing fountains, and these are available in many sizes with many different footprints. A free-standing fountain may have a basin around it that holds water for a pond-like effect, or it may have a pedestal base for a smaller footprint. You will even find water features that mount on walls. Water features like these bring the sound and look of a fountain onto your patio or deck.

Landscaping water features enhance your life with an uplifting presence. They also enhance and complement every architectural and home décor style. Schedule a consultation with us at Norcon Home Solutions by calling us at (651) 238-6751, and we will use our expertise to help you choose the type, size, and style of water feature that is the perfect fit for you and your home.