Know the feeling of experiencing a mirage? That fleeting feeling of hope in moments of despair? Wouldn’t you want to inspire a similar feeling in your guests when they visit your backyard? Except yours wouldn’t be just an illusion.
What could be more relaxing than a water feature in your lawn in the desert of Arizona? After all, being near a body of water has a profoundly calming effect on our minds. This is even backed by science. The sound of flowing water is a soothing balm for the nerves; not to mention that the perfectly matched water feature has an unmatched aesthetic appeal.
So, What Types of Water Features Could You add to Your Lawn?
The first, most obvious answer is a fountain. Whether it is an elaborately carved granite structure or a small pot design, a water fountain is always a good addition to any garden. An advantage of a water fountain over other water features in landscaping is that it doesn’t require much maintenance.
A birdbath serves two purposes: it enhances the beauty of your lawn or backyard while also attracting wildlife such as birds, frogs and dragonflies. You get to add a charming, almost rustic element to your garden and quench the thirst of small, parched birds. It’s definitely the most cost-effective water feature in landscaping.
Why not go all out and set up a pond in your garden? Though adding this feature is not as simple as buying a fountain or birdbath, landscaping experts in Arizona such as Red Mountain Landscaping can help you out in the process.
There are a bunch of things to keep in mind such as proper planning, drainage and choosing the right materials and techniques. Once your pond’s design is complete, you may even decide to add lily pads and fish to it.
Remember that a pond will require quite a bit of maintenance. Regular checking and seasonal cleaning are essential. If you do decide to introduce fish to your pond, you also need to install a good filter to keep their environment safe.
The epitome of beauty and tranquility, a backyard waterfall says style like nothing else. Built to appear as a natural part of the landscape, waterfalls add dimension and elegance to any type of garden landscape. Waterfalls can both act as the centerpiece of your lawn and augment the charm of other water bodies. Add some boulders and moss, and you have a scene straight out of a lovely countryside.
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