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Why add a water feature?

  • They’re relatively easy to maintain.
  • The sound of the water will block out nieghbourhood noise.
  • They’re easily customizable.
  • They’re affordable.
  • They interact well with natural elements like sun, plants, insects and birds, which can lend unity to your yard.
  • They enforce a sense of calmness to the garden.
  • Features installed professionally can attract potential home buyers and result in an increased property value.


There are four types of water features:


  1. Ponds
  • Fish Ponds.
  • Ornamental Pools, (which are designed around a statue or a structure).
  • Reflecting pools.
  • Water gardens.


  1. Fountains

Fountains are easily customizable and can add character, both visual and auditory in nature.


  1. Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a great way to engage other elements of your yard, like stone and greenery, and add a dynamic level of visual interest via motion.


  1. Streams

Streams interact well with other water features. They can flow into waterfalls or a pond and encourage important water circulation.


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