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Create A Sensational Sanctuary With A Backyard Waterfall

backyard waterfallOur homes have always been an oasis where we can retreat from the world. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans to be at home more often. Working from home, online classes, and staycations are the new normal. This has spurred homeowners to undertake home improvement projects to create more usable space both indoor and outdoor. Consequently, homeowners continue to improve their backyards by installing elements such as a fireplace, backyard waterfall, or pergola.

Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc. can help you make the most of your yard. Since 2005, we have been designing, installing, and maintaining properties across North Carolina.

Water Features Are A Popular Design Element

Notably, water attracts human beings. Whether it’s the ocean or a waterfall, the sight and sound of moving water affect us deeply. Studies have shown that water produces neurochemicals in our brains promoting wellness, relaxation, and happiness. Additionally, time spent by the water can prevent depression and anxiety. By installing a waterfall in your backyard, you have easy access to these benefits.

Moreover, having a backyard waterfall has many other great benefits. First, your waterfall will attract birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and other beneficial wildlife to your yard. Secondly, the sound of moving water is great at masking other unwanted noise. Finally, you’ll create a dramatic focal point that may increase your property value.

What Is the Best Type Of Waterfall?

One of the most popular types of backyard water features is the waterfall. Adding a waterfall can be an affordable way to add serenity and enjoyment to your yard. Furthermore, water features are fully customizable. Thus, we can create a waterfall design unique and perfectly suited to your surroundings.

Generally, you can choose from a formal or informal style. Typically, a formal waterfall incorporates patterns and symmetry. While an informal style has a rustic, wild design using only natural materials.

Also, you can opt for either a pond or a disappearing waterfall. Your choice depends upon your budget and yard size. Moreover, you’ll want to think about the safety of your water feature if you have small children.

Typically, a waterfall with a pond can create a microclimate helping to regulate temperatures. Comparatively, water warms and cools much slower than air. Depending on the outdoor temperature, your pond will stabilize the climate of the surrounding area. You can also add elegant Koi fish for added interest.

On the other hand, a disappearing waterfall offers less maintenance. This type of water feature has cascading water without a pond. The absence of a pond means it takes up less space in your yard. Furthermore, you can turn a disappearing waterfall off and on saving on electrical costs.

How Does A Backyard Waterfall Work?

Whichever type of waterfall you decide on, the basic system is the same. First, you need a basin for collecting water. For a waterfall with a pond, the falling water collects in the pond. While a disappearing waterfall has a collection basin located underneath the ground.

Next, you need a pump for recirculating the water. Pumps keep your pond healthy by distributing nutrients while cutting down on algae and mosquitoes. Many different types of pumps are available including submersibles, external, and magnetic drives.

Finally, a waterfall needs a spillway to create the tumbling water. While manufactured spillways exist, stones or rocks can also create a cascading structure.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Installing A Waterfall

As one of North Carolina’s premier landscapers, we receive many questions about transforming your backyard with a waterfall. Here are some of the most commonly asked ones.

What Is The Cost Of A Water Feature?

Your backyard water feature can be anything from a simple disappearing waterfall to a large elaborate pond with nighttime lighting. Additionally, you can choose from real stones, fiberglass, polished granite, concrete, and many other materials. Moreover, larger ponds will require more excavation than smaller ponds.

Rather than guessing at the cost, set a budget and make an appointment with Landscape Solutions. We offer a free consultation for every project. After viewing your yard, we’ll help you find the perfect solution. Moreover, we now offer financing options through Greensky. Our approval process is quick and paperless.

How Long Does It Take To Install A Water Feature?

Once you’ve accepted our offer, we’ll go ahead and schedule your project. However, just as pricing depends upon design, so will the time frame for completion.

Of course, larger projects tend to take a bit longer. Plus, we have to contend with Mother Nature. However, if bad weather threatens to prolong your landscaping projects, we’ll keep you informed so there aren’t any surprises.

Why Hire A Professional Landscaper?

Undoubtedly, a beautiful waterfall can be a stunning focal point in your yard. Nonetheless, a poorly designed one can quickly create an eyesore. There’s a lot more to building a waterfall than digging a hole and laying some rocks.

First, you need to carefully consider the location of your water feature. Ideally, you want the water feature visible from wherever you normally sit in your yard. You may even want to see it from a window.

Moreover, without knowledge and experience of design principles, your waterfall may perform poorly. For example, a higher waterfall will produce more water sounds. Similarly, a taller water feature will also produce more splash resulting in a higher percentage of water loss. Furthermore, a bigger waterfall may dwarf your entire yard.

You can avoid disappointing results by hiring Landscape Solutions. Our design experts can create the water garden feature you’ve been dreaming about.

Can You Do Other Landscaping Projects?

Yes! Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company serving many parts of North Carolina. Since 2005, we’ve been providing a full spectrum of landscaping services:

Now is the time to improve your yard so that you can enjoy it all summer long! Call us at 336-442-0160 for your free no-obligation quote. Together, we’ll transform your backyard into an oasis of beauty.