Additionally it can add a nice tranquill place to relax, and add a peaceful sound to help drown out any nearby ambient noise.
Oftentimes when I'm meeting with clients to discuss their landscaping plans, I'll mention the possibility of incorporating a water feature into the final design. And as I say this I can see the look of skepticism in their eyes as they picture me with visions of dollar signs surrounding my head.
But the addition of a water feature to your landscape doesn't have to mean budget-busting expenses. True, an in-ground koi pond with a stream cascading down a hillside can be a big ticket item. (And one that we've love to install, quite frankly!) But there are also plenty of ways to incorporate a water feature into your landscape at a very affordable level.
And even if your little slice of paradise is just a small urban courtyard, a fountain can add that "wow" factor and still leave room for a table, chairs and grill.
Landscape fountains can go as small as 18" in diameter, and some "wall" fountains don't even have to take up that much space. And there's really no additional filter equipment or accessories needed. And since they require very little water to achieve the desired effect, you don't even need a nearby water spigot, as long as you have a bucket that can be filled and access to any faucet. All you really need is a nearby GFI outlet to plug in the pump, and you're good to go.
And contrary to popular belief, fountains and water features don't have to be high maintenance intensive. Once they're up and running, simply fill with water, and plug in. Depending on the sun exposure and strength of the fountain, you may lose a bit of water over time due to evaporation and splash-out. But that's a problem easily remedied with a simple fill-up.
And yes, for the larger ponds and water features, there are a number of additional filtration systems or purifiers that can be added to help maintain a healthy aquascape. But for a simple fountain like the ones pictured, there's really not much to it.
If you think you might be interested in incorporating a water feature into your upcoming project, let us know. We'll be happy to show you what's out there.