Adding a Water Feature to Your Yard

Want to add a unique element to your yard? Water features have become very popular, are easy to maintain and there are options for every size yard.

If you love spending time in your backyard, here are some neat ideas sure to make a splash!

Love Your Landscape discusses the different options for water features

Fountains
The best aspect about a backyard fountain is how they come in vastly different shapes and sizes, and many have simple DIY designs. You can recycle old planter pots to create a simple yet effective fountain; all you need is a pot, pump, basin and flexible tube.

The Happy Homebodies show us how to make a planter pot fountain

You don’t need to limit yourself to conventional designs. If you’re looking for more of an ambitious fountain, you can create a backyard fountain with stones. Connect a copper pipe from your basin through the stones, and you’ll have a beautiful focal point for your yard.

Use stones and rocks for a more ambitious fountain, via Instructables

You can even reuse discarded or broken items and repurpose them into fountains. For example, if you’re upgrading or changing your patio set, why not turn your glass table into a stunning water fountain?

An old patio table can be repurposed into a fountain, via the Central Texas Gardener

Backyard fountains can be simple pieces that accent your landscaping, or larger pieces that are the talking point of your yard. Choose the fountain that is right for your budget and style.

In addition to the aesthetic benefits, the running water of your fountain can have psychological benefits as well. The sounds of water have long been used in meditation, and relaxing in your backyard with your fountain will provide a soothing and peaceful calmness you may need after a long day.

Ponds
For those looking for something bigger than a fountain, a backyard pond may be right for you. Choose a level, well-drained area with few surrounding trees. It is important to check with your city for specific ordinances before you begin constructing a pond, as some have by-laws restricting the depth and size of a backyard pond.
Adding fish to your pond? There are many types that can live in a backyard pond, so do your research and pick the ones that best fit your ideal backyard. Whether filled with fish or not, having a pond can attract local wildlife like birds, frogs, butterflies and dragonflies.

A large pond can be a focal point of your backyard, via Lowe’s

Take the plunge and incorporate a water feature in your backyard to add a peaceful and appealing accent to your backyard.

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5 Comments

  1. fountains says:

    HI Admin,
    Thanks for sharing such an amazing Blog with us because i found this blog very creative yet knowledgeable and specially the way you gave different ideas about fountains through recycling is amazing. The way you explain about different fountains is also a unique quality like how you change a plant pot or a glass table into a fountain is a unique concept. Once again thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us it will really help all the people who are looking to decorate their Gardens.

  2. It’s nice that water fountains can be made from discarded items. My yard is a bit boring, so I’ve been thinking that adding a fountain could be nice. Thanks for pointing out the benefits of adding a water feature.

  3. Wow, I love the photo of the small rock-lined pond with the cute fountain and soothing waterfall! Yesterday, I was talking to my sister about adding something to my backyard to help create a more relaxing mood. I would love to create something like this. I wonder what kind of fountain and pond pumps are needed for this kind of thing.

  4. Great read! Thanks for sharing these water feature ideas. My uncle is looking for something that can give his home a modern touch. I love how you mentioned that he could use a couple of stones and he can make a backyard fountain out of it. I believe he told me that he’s been seeing solar outdoor water fountain posters around town. I should suggest that he get one of those and apply the tips you’ve given!

  5. Marianna Geoffrey says:

    yes the sound of water is very relaxing that is why we love our backyard water feature made by PurelyPonds.com, the whole family love it and it is now our favorite hangout place.

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