The Benefits of Water Features in Your Landscape Design
A great water feature can make your outdoor living space a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Many of our clients think that a water feature means a pond, waterfall, and a features that take a lot of time and energy to maintain. With today’s pump and construction techniques, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are some great benefits to installing a water feature in your outdoor living space.
Wall water features are a great way to incorporate the tranquility of a water feature into your outdoor living space without taking up too much room. These highly customizable features can fit seamlessly with the other features of your outdoor living area, like fire pits, fireplaces, retaining walls and your outdoor kitchen. Water features like wall fountains are great for small spaces and are often a preference for homeowners that live in busy areas. The gentle sound of running water can significantly reduce the sound of traffic and pedestrians from streets and your neighborhood.
Pond-less Water Features
These sorts of water features are becoming more and more popular with homeowners who don’t want to deal with maintaining a water feature. These small water features, often called Capri water features, can be constructed using a variety of materials, including pavers, natural stone and even mosaic tile. The benefit to these water features is that they utilize a shallow return basin that constantly recirculates the water through rock, the pump and fountain. These low maintenance water features don’t get stagnant, they don’t smell and they aren’t a breeding ground for mosquitos.
There have been countless studies that show the benefits of using sounds like running water as a way to relax. Installing a water feature, even a small fountain or wall water feature can bring the stress reducing, relaxing benefits of running water to your backyard or outdoor living space. When a water feature is included in your complete landscape design, we can use coordinating materials and ensure that your new water feature is installed in the perfect place for you to achieve the most relaxing space possible.
Water features are a great way to increase the value of your home. Many home buyers look for specific features when shopping for a new home. One of those features is an outdoor living space and water features. What a water feature means to a home buyer can differ. Some want a small pond and waterfall, while others may be looking for a swimming pool. Regardless, a water feature makes your home more attractive to buyers, and can increase the value of your home.
If you find enjoyment in watching wildlife like birds, squirrels, and butterflies in your yard, a water feature can be a great lure to bring wildlife into your yard. In our urban environment in southeast Michigan, it can be challenging for animals to find good sources of water. If being wildlife friendly is important to you, a water feature can serve as both a relaxing feature for you, and a good source of water for your wildlife neighbors.
Water features are becoming an essential part of a complete landscape design. The provide a peaceful and relaxing place to spend your time, and turn your outdoor living space into a backyard retreat. Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape has been helping homeowners create beautiful outdoor spaces since 1989. With complete landscape design services, we can help you design the outdoor space of your dreams. To learn more, call us today at (586) 739-6646 or (248) 650-3600.