Having trouble deciding which Water Feature is right for you?

A well designed and maintained landscaping is just one way to add beauty and value to your home. Incorporating a water element is a great way to take your landscape to the next level, creating more appeal and property value. Adding a pond, fountain or other water feature to your outdoor space can also create a tranquil environment where you can kick back and relax with friends and family. There are many options for water features to choose from. Everything from a bubbling urn, a garden fountain, a pondless waterfall or a pond with aquatic plants and fish.

But which is the right water feature for you? Answering a few simple questions will help you narrow down your options and begin a discussion with a professional who can help bring your dream into reality.

Why?

The first step is determining why you want a water feature. Are you looking to enjoy the soothing, relaxing sounds of moving water through a fountain or babbling brook? Is having a tranquil place where you can sit and observe the ever changing movement and growing life cycle of fish and aquatic plants more interesting to you?  Knowing what you want to get out of your water feature will help you narrow down which water feature is right for you and your lifestyle.

Where?

Next you want to take note of the location where your water feature will be. Is it somewhere that gets a lot of sun? How much space do you have available? Are there other factors that need to be considered in your outdoor space?  When deciding where you will be putting a water feature, you need to find a place that seamlessly integrates your water feature into your landscape.  Ponds and water features can be incorporated into any sized landscape, as there are a lot of different options each having different footprints. The location and amount of space you have available will be helpful in narrowing down your options.

How much?

The amount you have budgeted will help determine which water feature is right for you. A small water garden in a decorative container or a bubbling rock or orb fountain can add a water element to your landscape at a more reasonable price. A properly installed pond with plants and fish has a dramatic effect on your landscape, and costs more money, depending on the size.

Once you have thought through some of the above questions, you are ready to take the next step and contact a professional designer and installation expert for your outdoor space.  Halcyon can walk you through the options you have and give you the best quality work you can get so you can enjoy your chosen water feature for years to come.  Call today for a personalized evaluation and design consultation.

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