Your back yard should be an oasis where you can relax and enjoy spending time in nature, either with your family or in blissful solitude. And what’s the one thing every oasis needs?
Adding the refreshing sight and sound of water to your landscape is a great way to increase your property value and get more enjoyment out of your home. Before you commit to a design, though, there are three important questions to answer to make sure you get a water feature that works in your landscape and brings you joy for years to come.
1. What’s Your Overarching Goal?
Consider first what you hope to get out of your water feature. Are you mainly interested in adding some ambient nature sounds for a calming background, or are you hoping to drown out your noisy neighbors? Would you like to add a spot for local birds to gather for a dip in a secluded spot, or are you looking for something that’s a stunning visual centerpiece? Knowing what you want to achieve will help your landscaping company design the right water feature for you.
2. Where Will Your Water Feature Fit into Your Landscape?
Choosing a location isn’t just about looks, though that’s a big part of the design. You’ll also need to consider existing hardscaping like paths and patios as well as the placement of large trees or shrubs. Another important concern is the location of your water lines. Moving any of these things to install your water features may be difficult or costly, so it makes sense to work with what you have. A clever landscaping company will be able to make the most of your property’s unique aspects for a successful water feature installation.
3. What’s Your Budget? (and Other Important Pieces of Paper)
Knowing your budget before you begin is the best way to make sure you don’t overspend. It’s much easier to design according to an existing budget than to dream about a pie-in-the-sky fountain that you try to cut back. You’ll also need to check local permitting laws and any HOA restrictions before you begin to make sure your water feature design will be approved. With these regulations taken into account, you’ll be free to choose the perfect water feature for your property.
When you’re ready to get started on adding a water feature to your home, contact ProActive Landscaping for a quote to see how they can turn your dreams into a bubbling, beautiful reality!