Relax with a Backyard Water Feature

A backyard water feature.

There is something so soothing about the sound of trickling or flowing water.  Including a backyard water feature in your landscape is one way to enjoy this natural element in your own environment.  From the most simple of fountains to grand landscaping plans with waterfalls, incorporating a backyard water feature can transform your outdoor space into an oasis.

A backyard fire pit.

Whether you decide on a portable tabletop style, a standalone fountain or a built-in waterfall that flows gently over rocks in a sloped yard, the benefits are numerous.

A small backyard with a water feature.

A waterfall is the ultimate standout feature of a backyard landscaping project.  Not only is it beautiful but a waterfall can be a great way to relax and wind down after a long day.  Imagine lounging in your backyard as the steady sound of water flows beside you, washing away the worries of the day.

Backyard water feature with stone wall.
Waterfall design by

For a modern spa-like outdoor experience, a beautiful stone waterfall can be an elegant addition to a backyard or even a terrace in the city.

A backyard water feature with rocks and a waterfall.

If you prefer the gentle, meandering flow of water over rocks and have a sloping yard, a more natural waterfall is ideal.  Even if your yard does not have a natural slope, you can incorporate one by building up the soil and structuring rocks around the incline and base.

A backyard water feature featuring a stone wall with a central water fountain.
Fountain design by AZ Landscape Creations

Include natural stonework around the water feature to enhance the space.  You will want to provide a seating area near the water for optimum enjoyment.  Installing lights for a welcoming nighttime glow further adds to the appeal of a backyard water feature.

Two stacks of rocks on top of a stump in a backyard garden.

If your outdoor space or your wallet is limited, a tabletop fountain can add just the right touch with a calming water flow and natural appeal.

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A backyard garden with a water feature in the middle.
Neri Landscape
A backyard water feature with a stone wall.
Outdoor Living Centers of America

Small or large, natural or manufactured, including a backyard water feature in your landscaping plan is a way to enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor space.


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