Water features can turn your backyard into something special, providing a focal point and attracting wildlife. Water in a garden of any size creates an oasis for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and even small fish. What it creates for you is a place for relaxation and a sense of calmness. In this time with the threat of EEE and West Nile virus you want to make sure that you have something with moving water. A Backyard Waterfall is a great choice!
You could hire a landscaper to build you a waterfall made with boulders, having several levels and some landscaping. Of if you’re a do-it-yourselfer there are several companies who offer waterfall kits. An outdoor waterfall can be turned on when you’re home and off when you’re not, saving water and energy. There are a variety of systems to choose from:
- Pondless waterfalls, where the water falls into a gravel pit
- landscape waterfalls can look like a small river running in your back yard
- fountains are used where there’s not enough room for a full waterfall or pond or you want less maintenance
Whatever style of waterfall you choose you could add some outdoor lighting to extend the enjoyment into the evening hours. Ooohhhhmmmm.