We see water features growing in demand every year. Most everyone loves to go to the lake, ocean, or wherever there is water. You can take advantage of your own water desires by having your own retreat right in your backyard paradise with a design that will feature amazing elements that are new and interesting. A perfect addition to your retreat could include waterfalls leading into a pond with colorful koi or goldfish, bubbling rock fountains, retaining wall waterfalls, elegant waterfall or ceramic fountain vases, column fountains that deliver a very peaceful, relaxing retreat. Water features continue to grow in demand year after year. As one of the most fascinating elements in a garden, water has a way of releasing stress and offering a magical environment.
Water features also offer a wonderful environment for planting. Water lilies are the most popular but there are countless varieties that will thrive – from annual to perennial, large too small. In addition to plants, fish will bring joy and excitement to your water features. Goldfish are tried and true beauties, but Japanese Koi are becoming more frequent.
New in water features is incorporating storm water into the design.
No matter what your taste or trend, Alpine Landscape, Inc. will work with you to create a custom outdoor paradise that reflects your unique personality, tastes and needs!
WATERFALLS AND FOUNTAINS
The tranquil sounds of waterfalls or fountains brings nature’s sounds right to your backyard. They help to block out the surrounding noise, allowing you to enjoy the peace and serenity of your outdoor living area.
Selecting a waterfall design depends on your own tastes, but it is wise to look around at other projects and photos to compare features and designs that would appeal to you. Waterfall designs should consider property slopes and architecture, connecting ponds or pools and water flow.
A common mistake is to build a tall waterfall. The result may be dramatic, but it could seem to look out of place among your existing landscape. In most cases, a smaller waterfall will give you the sounds and visual pleasure you want while allowing better balance and harmony with your existing landscape design.
Waterfalls without a pond are basically re-circulating waterfalls and/or stream without the presence of a pond to flow into. You can still enjoy the sight and sound of running water without the upkeep of a pond. The waterfall with a pond is undeniably the most popular and impressive in a water garden. However, if space is insufficient in your yard or you have safety concerns with a pond, the Pondless Waterfall is your answer. This style is especially a great substitute for someone who isn’t quite sure if a pond is right for their family.
A fountain is a great component to be added to the front of your home along a brick paver walkway or court yard. A fountain greatly improves the curb appeal of your home in the front yard as well as an impressive addition to your backyard landscape. A fountain gives birds and other creatures a place to come for water and fun, especially in the very hot weather of the summer. With proper lighting, a fountain can be prominently placed to become a great focal point to your landscape design.
There are actually many ways of achieve the tranquility you want to create for your night time enjoyment. Placing a spotlight at ground level of a pond can cast a subtle glow across the surface of the water while drawing attention to an exceptionally beautiful plant you want to focus on.
Underwater lighting has become a favorite way to illuminate a pond or fountain. The effect it generates can be relaxing or dramatic, subject to your preferences and what type of feature you are dreaming of. It is also a great way to showcase your fish, especially the beautiful koi. A fountain that sprays high into the air is dramatic already, but when lighted up with a colored underwater light, it can be breathtaking to say the least.
Waterfalls and fountains may be constructed out of materials such as Unilock paving bricks, slate, rock, stone or marble to name a few.
Alpine Landscape, Inc. can help you design a waterfall or fountain to fit in to your home’s landscape or hardscape design.