Adding a Waterfall to Your Water Garden

One stunning feature that you can include in your backyard water garden is a waterfall. There is very little that is more relaxing than the calming sound of a waterfall. It can bring a new feel to your home with both sight and sound. When you are planning a backyard water feature, there are a few things that you should consider.

Benefits

When deciding on a waterfall, you should consider how it will benefit you in your everyday life. Ask yourself, do you need someplace calm? Will it bring you peace and joy? The gentle sounds and sight of a waterfall can help you create a meditation space or simply a place to relax. 

Location

Figuring out where to put your waterfall starts with location. You need to look at your yard with the waterfall and water garden in mind. Make sure it is visible from different key vantage points. If you have a patio or deck, it should be visible from there or if you prefer to look out your window, check to make sure your waterfall is in view. 

Size

Size is an important consideration. Do you want a meandering stream that is fed by a waterfall or a deeper pool? You will need a clear idea of what size you want your water features. 

Planning

Before you hire a landscaper to help you with your waterfall, you will need to have a general idea of what you want. There are premade designs and one-of-a-kind features. A professional can also help you with any permitting that you need in your area. Although many areas may not need one, it is always good to be certain. 

You will also need to make sure that there are no utility lines in the way. Before you begin your project, call 811 to make sure that there are no important underground wires in the way.

With a bit of forethought, having a waterfall in your water garden is a wonderful way to create a relaxing space to enjoy for years to come.

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