Bountiful Water Feature Ideas
What's not to love about water features? They're inexpensive, calming, and beautiful to gaze at. They also elevate the look of your entire backyard and make it more cohesive. If you are a Utah resident looking for some landscaping inspiration, here are the best Bountiful water feature ideas to introduce serenity to your garden.
Due to their low price tag and stunning appeal, fountains are one of the most popular water features out there. You can install them as standalone features or incorporate them into ponds or rock gardens.
What's more, depending on your preference, you can choose from a wide variety of materials, styles, and sizes. You can even use some recycled materials and create a beautiful water feature that will be the focal point of your backyard.
Also, contrary to popular belief, fountains won't be guzzling water and wasting your resources. Instead, you can opt for recirculating ones and attach them to your pool, for example.
One of the key benefits of having a fountain in your garden is that it will fill the air with moisture and cool you down a bit during those hot, summer days.
Just like fountains, based on what you like, you can get ponds in different styles, from classic and eclectic to modern. They can also be formal, with some geometric patterns, or have a more natural feel.
If you have a spacious backyard, you can go for a big pond and decorate it with floating lilies and inhabit it with koi fish. On the other hand, if you want something smaller, we suggest a clear pond with a bubbler as the centerpiece.
However, one of the most popular Bountiful water feature ideas is combining a pond with a waterfall. By doing so, its soothing sounds will bring serenity to your yard while covering the annoying sound of the water pump.
If you don't want a pond, you can install a waterfall and make it the stand-out feature of your yard. Pondless waterfalls are particularly suitable when you're working with a small space but still want to enjoy the calming sensation of a water feature.
Of course, you can pick between a wide range of different styles of waterfalls and incorporate some other features into it. For example, you could add scuppers, weirs, or sconces for a modern feel. You can even add boulders or rocks and decide if you want interweaving channels or a direct drop.
4. Water Walls
A water wall or rain curtain is pretty similar to a waterfall but takes up a lot less space. It can add a certain appeal to your home, without wrecking your entire budget. You can get them big or small, copper or stone, and even bamboo.
One of the biggest benefits of having a water wall is that it can improve your air quality, and it works as a dehumidifier. Also, it promotes relaxation, relieves stress, and creates a calming atmosphere.
If you want a flowing water feature, streams are your best choice, as they're the easiest to set up. You can put a natural bank and line it with river rocks for a more rustic feel. On the other hand, by putting a concrete paving stone edge, it'll look more modern and have cleaner lines.
As you can see, all of these Bountiful water feature ideas will elevate the look of your entire backyard. When set up by professionals, each of these picks can last you a long time, without you having to break the bank. So if you're considering installing any of these features, don't hesitate to contact Richter Landscape Inc. We'll help you create the most beautiful version of your backyard and make your dreams a reality.