Water is refreshing, and the sound is soothing, whether it be waves on the beach or a small waterfall falling from a mountainside. You may love the idea of a waterfall in your backyard, but you’re not up for the cleaning and upkeep of a pond and your yard is too small for a pool. So how do you implement water into your backyard without the high price and hassle?
There is a way to have an amazing water element to your landscaping plans without the high-maintenance of a pond. Consider the benefits of installing an endless water feature.
An endless water feature is a great alternative to the traditional water fountain. Instead of draining into a conventionally deep pond, the endless water feature gradually disappears into a base usually made of decorative rocks. There is plenty of potential to pretty up the space with a bit of whimsy: scour garage sales and online for vintage ornaments, plant some surrounding shrubs or add some colour with flowers in decorative pots.
This makes the feature a low-maintenance alternative, since there would be no mucky pond to maintain or a muddy base to clean up. It’s also a safe alternative for families with small, curious children and/or pets, eliminating the danger of falling into deep water.
The great thing about endless water features is that they don’t have to take up much space. They are customizable and come in a full range of sizes, which means you can choose exactly what it is you want to build, whether you choose to put together a kit from your local hardware or landscaping store or take things into your own hands with a DIY project.
From a full fountain to a tranquil trickle of water, endless water features take the concept of a conventional pond and create an option for those looking to update their landscape with an element of serenity and beauty.