Our Top Landscape Waterfall Ideas for Homeowners in NC
Have you been thinking about ways to improve your backyard? Here at Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc., we love installing beautiful water features, including backyard waterfalls. With our help, you can make even a small backyard feel like a resort. These landscape waterfall ideas will get you started; contact us today to learn even more about residential water features.
Most importantly, we can work with backyards of multiple sizes and shapes. If you’re worried that your backyard is too small or too sloped, we have solutions! In fact, we love the challenge of creating a phenomenal backyard oasis suited perfectly to you and your area.
Save Space with a Pondless Waterfall
Before we go any further, let us assure you that you do have space for a waterfall in most cases. Even if your backyard is very small, there are pondless waterfall options. Usually, a waterfall needs some kind of basin – most typically a pond – to collect and recirculate the water. With a pondless waterfall (also called a disappearing waterfall), the water ends in a bed of rocks, disguised to look like a natural part of your garden.
Not only do pondless waterfalls save space, but they are also safer if you have young children or pets. With a pond, you also have to maintain an ecosystem. So, pondless waterfalls are typically much more low-maintenance.
We also offer both pondless waterfalls and waterfalls that end in a pond. If you love the natural look of a pond and have the space for it, we can certainly design a waterfall you’ll love. However, we wanted to let you know that pondless is an option, since so many homeowners never consider waterfalls due to the space, safety, and maintenance concerns that come with a pond.
Adding Koi Fish to Your Waterfall Pond
If you are choosing a waterfall with a pond, koi fish are a beautiful and fun addition. Waterfalls are actually great for koi because they need well-oxygenated water. That said, koi aren’t right for everyone. Keep in mind that although they are an outdoor pet, they need proper care to survive and thrive.
For a koi pond, you’ll need to make sure you have enough water. The pond needs to be deep enough for them to stay warm during the winter. It also needs to have enough water for the size and number of koi you have. The rule to follow is 1 inch of fish per ten gallons of water, keeping in mind that the average koi is around 21 inches long, so you’ll need at least 210 gallons per fish. They prefer company, so make sure you have the space to accommodate at least a few fish in your koi pond.
Remember, this is a commitment to a pet. Koi can live 25+ years, and they need feeding and a filtration system. You may also need netting or other devices to stop predators such as birds. This website has more information about koi ponds, which we highly recommend reading before you choose this option. Like with all pets, they can be a lovely addition to your family, but they do require extra work.
Consider Landscape Waterfall Ideas that Fit Your Home’s Style
When someone says “waterfall,” you probably have an immediate image in your head. However, backyard waterfalls come in a wide range of styles. If you want something that looks like a natural babbling brook, we can build a gentle waterfall with stones and plants. On the other hand, if you have more of a modern style, we can design a seek waterfall.
Our company has experience helping homeowners with a wide range of landscaping projects, including waterfalls. Our goal is to help you create a backyard oasis that perfectly fits your style. Even if you have something less traditional in mind, we can help. Take a look at some of our past projects to see some examples of what we can do for you.
We build our waterfalls based on each individual customer’s needs. Before we design your new water feature, we’ll sit down with you for a free consultation.
FAQs about Residential Backyard Waterfalls
If you’re consider a backyard waterfall, here are a few frequently asked questions you might have about your new water feature.
How much does it cost to build a backyard waterfall?
The cost of your new waterfall will depend on the size and scope of the project. We recommend starting by setting a budget. Then, during our initial consultation, we’ll talk about landscape waterfall ideas that fit within the budget you give us. You don’t get a surprise bill at the end of the project; you’ll know exactly how much you’ll pay upfront.
Where should I place a waterfall?
There’s no one right or wrong answer. It depends on both the size of your yard/budget, as well as how much space you want to devote to the waterfall. Typically, people like to place waterfalls in a corner of their property or against a property line, but this might not be the best option for you. We’ll take a look at your property and design the best waterfall to meet your needs.
Can you handle other landscaping needs?
Yes! We handle a wide range of landscaping design and maintenance services. This includes hardscapes, outdoor kitchens, landscape lighting, retaining walls, paver patios, fire features, and more. We can also take care of your normal maintenance, such as mowing, fertilizing, seeding, mulching, tree trimming, fall leaf clean-up, snow removal, and more. You can learn more about our maintenance services here.
Are you ready to talk more about adding a waterfall or other landscape features? We’d love to hear from you to talk about your style and needs. You can click here to contact us for a free quote. Additionally, you can also find us on Facebook and Instagram if you want to see more of our work.