Should I Build a Backyard Pond or a Waterfall?
Installing a water feature in your yard can be an attractive and compelling addition to your landscaping. You also have a wide variety of options and designs to choose from; the first choice being if you want to have a backyard pond or waterfall on your property. Here are some factors that you will need to consider:
Will it Fit Well in Your Yard
The biggest factor in your decision to install a water feature in your yard will be if you have enough space to execute your plan. You want to make sure that your water feature is in proportion to the size of your yard. A smaller yard may look better with a waterfall, which takes up a less space than a pond. A larger yard will have the space to accommodate a pond, but it’s still important to plan and choose the right dimensions in comparison to your yard. If you’re budget conscious, remember that the bigger the pond the higher the cost.
Will it Look Natural?
You should also analyze the natural landscaping of your yard and determine which water feature will look best. If you have a relatively flat looking yard, you should lean towards installing a pond. This is because it will take less work to level out the ground. A yard that has generous hills, or tiered with retaining walls, may be a great place to install a waterfall. These types of yards will give the look of cascading water that provides the inviting ambiance that you are probably seeking when you install a waterfall.
Do You Want to Add and Attract Animals?
If you love the idea of making your yard a true oasis and adding a “wow factor” to your landscaping plan, you might want to build a fish pond in your yard. This will require much more maintenance than a waterfall option, and you will need a high quality pump to keep your water fresh and clear. It is guaranteed to be a focal point where people will gather to look at the fish and relax. You may even notice that other animals such as birds, butterflies and squirrels are drawn to your yard because of the pond.
Are You Willing to Maintain the Water Feature?
When backyard ponds and waterfalls are installed properly, they don’t require a lot of maintenance, but they do need regular care to function correctly. Before you install a water feature, you need to examine your lifestyle and decide if you have time and money that it will take to maintain it. The water will require occasional cleaning, especially if you keep a fish pond, and you will have to conduct maintenance on your pond or waterfall every fall and spring.
Do You Have Children or Pets?
If you have young children or pets, you will want to factor this into your decision to create a water feature. A waterfall is a better option if you have children and pets because you don’t need to have as deep of a pool as a backyard pond. A cat or dog may be especially interested in a pond full of coy fish! Although, whichever water feature you decide to install you should ensure you take safety precautions for your children and pets.
Rockland can provide the high quality products that you need to create your backyard pond or waterfall. If you have more questions or would like to place an order, please call us at (780) 239-7625 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.