Enhanced landscaping improves property value, and water features make your property stand out from the rest. Adding a water features in your landscape design has many benefits. An elegant fountain in the front yard provides curb appeal, while a backyard with water features surrounding the pool can increases a home’s value much like a deck, patio, or gazebo. The sound of a water feature will drown out noise from traffic or neighbors which is always a plus. In addition, water features provide an interesting backdrop for entertaining while adding aesthetic appeal to your landscape.
Adding water features to your landscape design brings a whole new sensory experience to your garden. A well-placed fountain can transform an ordinary backyard into a relaxing outdoor retreat with the restorative sound and hypnotizing movement of trickling water.
Garden fountains come in a wide range of sizes, styles and materials. You can purchase a prefabricated fountain or you can have one custom designed and built. Fountains can be mounted on walls, freestanding, tiered or disappearing. The water features in your landscape design that you choose will primarily depend on your budget, space availability, maintenance considerations and garden style.
A good rule-of-thumb is to use a large fountain as a focal point and a small fountain as an accent element.
A fountain can also serve as a focal point in a front yard, plaza or courtyard.
Fountains are both soothing and aesthetically appealing. They are extremely relaxing and provide an interesting visual to create a remarkable aspect in your yard. Many believe that being around water provides you with positive energy, which everyone wants. Fountains can bring life to a garden, and they have a kind of meditative quality that is appealing to everyone. As far as bringing life into your landscape design, birds love water features and will likely be active in your yard once a water feature is added. Fountains also add class, which can take a yard from average to extraordinary. Overall, the benefits of adding water features in your landscape design are overwhelmingly positive.