Water features have been a staple of landscape design since time immemorial, Roman fountains and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are just a couple that come to mind, and have obviously evolved dramatically over time!
From large ponds teeming with aquatic plants, tiered water falls, to ornate fountains, the term “water feature” is subject only to the limits of one’s creativity, style and imagination.
Historically, most water features were nature-inspired, using existing streams and ponds as a base to work from. More recent “aquascapes” have tended towards large dig-outs for pond installations, with the self-contained water source using electrically powered pumps to recycle the water to a fountain or waterfall feature.
Who doesn’t love that soothing sound of bubbling water while relaxing outdoors?
As with most things, changes come along with ever increasing frequency. The trend towards smaller outdoor living spaces and green technology have “trickled” down to the water feature level as well, with many new and creative options now available for landscaping:
Remember, a water feature may be indoor as well as outdoor, and can be of any size, from a table-top fountain to a large outdoor waterfall pond that requires an elaborate bridge to cross. The options are very diverse, with many benefits to the homeowner too, such as:
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in installing or adding a water feature to your outdoor living space!
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