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Why Build a Water Feature?
A Sitting or Viewing Area Is Great Addition to a Pond
A Sitting or Viewing Area Is Great Addition to a Pond
Pondless Water Features Offer the Sounds of Water With Low Maintenance
Pondless Water Features Offer the Sounds of Water With Low Maintenance

Why Build a Water Feature?

Backyard water features are an enjoyable addition to outdoor spaces, offering numerous benefits and advantages to homeowners. Maybe you've noticed a neighbor's outdoor fish pond on an evening walk, assisted a friend in installing a backyard waterfall, or come across outdoor water features on a DIY landscaping show.

Whatever the inspiration, water features bring many benefits to your outdoor living space.

Benefits of a Water Feature

  1. Serenity of Flowing Water: Whether you are in an urban courtyard or suburban neighborhood, moving water will give you a sense of privacy by masking noises such as traffic, construction, or barking dogs. Instead of listening to man-made noises, you can focus on the tranquil, natural sound of water flowing over a waterfall, stream, or fountain.

  2. Home Investment: With changes in economic tides, many have been trading vacations for "staycations" and are looking for ways to build on their biggest investment – their home. Building a water feature is the perfect way for homeowners to create a relaxing space while adding value to a home.

  3. Personalization: Backyard water features come in all shapes and sizes, allowing you to express your personal design style. Options include ponds, pondless waterfalls, decorative landscape fountains, patio ponds, and any combination in between. No matter what size space you have, there is sure to be an option that will fit your landscape and budget.

  4. Wildlife Retreat: Water is the base of life, so humans and animals are naturally drawn toward water. Wild birds, dragonflies, turtles, squirrels, butterflies, frogs, and more will enjoy your new outdoor addition. When designing your pond or water feature, think about ways to include food and shelter options for these critters. Adding plants, for example, is a great way to support wildlife while adding interest.

  5. Hobby to Grow With You: Pond keeping is definitely a learning experience. As you learn more about the technical aspects of maintaining water quality, keeping koi, and managing your filter, your pond will improve and bring you more satisfaction as a hobbyist. With so many options for water features, once you master one, you can try your hand at another type.

  6. Relaxing Retreat: Take a deep breath and listen to the water as you unwind. After a long day, there is nothing better than sitting alongside your pond with your feet up, feeding your koi, or appreciating the blooms on your aquatic plants.

These benefits are just the beginning when it comes to backyard water features. With so many options to choose from, you will be sure to find an outdoor water feature that is just right. Whether you start with a simple plug-and-play water feature for your patio or follow the "go big or go home" motto and build something to rival Niagara Falls, once you begin your new hobby, you will be hooked!

If you’re wondering how to build a water feature or looking for backyard fountain ideas, the experts at The Pond Guy are here to help.

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