5 Awesome Benefits of a Water Feature in Your Home Garden

It turns out getting a water feature installed in your own yard is not as hard as it sounds. Have you ever gone hiking and stumbled on a small creek or waterfall and thought “how cool would it be if I could have this in my backyard?” That is all possible now and with the right landscaping professionals; affordable too! In this post we will go over five awesome benefits of having a water feature in your own home garden.

What Is a Water Feature?

A water feature can take the form of a fountain, a pond, a waterfall, or streams. Whether your water project requires landscaping or not, it can either be a fun DIY project or something that you want to leave up to professionals. If you plan to install a large water feature such as a pond, you will most likely need a permit but for most features, it is not required. For the purpose of this article, we are going to stick to water features that are non-chlorinated. So pools and features connected to them are out. 

Benefits of a Water Feature

  1. They Are Beautiful to Look At

It’s no secret that water features are absolutely beautiful when done correctly. Whether it is a small coy pond or a stone waterfall, you can be sure that, when professionally installed, your water feature will be a beautiful testament to your personal style. 

  1. Increase Your Home Value

A high end feature such as a pond or waterfall can cost several thousand dollars so it will inevitably increase the value of your home. But even small ones such as small fountains and streams can increase value as well. Not to mention the curb appeal that will increase as people will see your feature and imagine themselves sitting next to it on a hot day listening to the sound of flowing water. 

  1. Reduce Stress

The sound of flowing water can have a soothing effect on you that can relieve stress and anxiety. Just being next to water can produce a flood of neurochemicals in the brain that can induce relaxation. 

  1. Flexibility

One of the great things about water features is their flexibility and ability to look great no matter what your budget is. If you want a small stone water fountain, that can cost you a couple of hundred dollars. If you want a pond with a waterfall, you are looking at several thousand dollars. 

They are also flexible in which environment they are in. Whether you are in an arid desert or a tropical paradise, you can find a water feature to accentuate your environment. 

  1. Environmentally Friend

Of course, water features are environmentally friendly. Many features use less water than a lawn would require of the same size. 

In addition to conserving water, a feature will attract wildlife of all types. You can expect to see birds, deer, rabbits, and squirrels find their way to your water feature to get a quick drink or cool off. 

Landscaping with LawnBoyz

If you are interested in installing a water feature in your personal garden, you will need an experienced landscaping crew. LawnBoyz has experience with all forms of landscaping and lawn work and can take on whatever project you have in mind. Give us a call or fill out our online form so we can bring your landscaping dreams to life!