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Adding a Water Feature to Your Landscape

water featureAdding a water feature such as a fountain, waterfall, or pond to your existing landscape can provide some great benefits to your outdoor space. Water features are not only aesthetically appealing, but during the hot spring and summer months in DFW, a water feature can help cool the surrounding areas. It can also provide a soothing place to relax and unwind after a stressful day.

All Seasons Landcare can help with adding any of the following water features to your existing landscape:

Waterfalls and WallsFountains

Fountains have been popular for centuries because of their endless elegance and style. The possibilities for fountains can range from small to elaborate with simple streams of water shooting up into the air, to a spouting statue with single or multiple sprays, to colorful lights "tinting" the water in colorful hues. Modern fountains are made functional by installing electrical pumps which circulate and spray the water.

Waterfalls and Walls

When thinking of a traditional waterfall, a tropical forest or mountain brook with water cascading over a cliff may come to mind. In your landscape, achieving this on a smaller scale can be done by using plants that thrive in and around water and using river rocks and boulders built up from the ground level.  

A water wall is a less traditional way to incorporate a water feature into your space and is sometimes found in more minimalist, urban landscapes. A water resistant wall can be created by using colorful mosaics, or any other tiles or rocks, and pumping water closely against it into a small basin covered with with stones, rocks, and pebbles. Incorporating bottles, clay pots, or copper piping can also give a water wall a unique look.  

Backyard PondPonds

Adding a pond to an existing landscape can usually be done in the course of one day depending on the size of the pond desired. With any pond, it’s a good idea to add a pump, waterfall, or water fountain to keep the water circulating. This will keep it from becoming stagnant and becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes or other pests. Adding fish, such as Koi, to a pond can help with mosquitoes and make a pond more entertaining. However, it's important to keep the pH balance of the pond in good condition to ensure any fish will thrive. 

No matter what type of water feature you decide on, maintaining it properly is important to keep it looking nice throughout the year. Keeping it free from dirt, leaves, and other debris as well as winterizing it in colder months will ensure it will stay beautiful for years to come. Contact the experts at All Seasons Landcare to help you design and create a water feature to fit your landscape!



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