Imagine coming home from a long day to a relaxing garden with a cool, serene waterfall—all you would need to do is head outside and find a comfortable spot within listening distance. Even if your yard is on the small side, you could find a water feature that would fit your Smithtown, NY, landscape. Here are some ways to incorporate a beautiful masonry water feature into your yard.
If you have ever looked at your yard and thought it needed something to give it some pizazz, a water fountain may be for you. The beauty of a fountain is that it can be any size, from a small bubbling fountain for the patio to a large fountain that beckons your guests to come up the driveway and stay a while.
A waterfall can be the perfect addition to an unused corner of your backyard. Using large rocks to create an authentic-looking cascade of water falling onto smaller paving stones, a waterfall can bring sounds of water to your landscape, as well as draw wildlife to the area. Birds and butterflies and dragonflies love to visit the water, looking for a bath. Consider some green plants and flowers to bring color to the bottom where the water pools. A great option for families with young children, a waterfall poses very little risk because the water is so shallow.
If the landscape space permits, adding a pond would take your yard to an entirely different level of inspiration and beauty. Constructed of large landscape stones or thin stacked stone, a pond can have a waterfall spilling water over the edge and into it. Most ponds have natural stone bottoms and can be as deep or as shallow as you wish. Able to support goldfish and koi, your new pond could inspire you to add some comfortable chairs around it for constant admiration. On cooler evenings, grab your jacket and a throw as you make your way to the pond with your favorite warm drink.
A masonry pond can also have a bubbling fountain or two, which multiplies the Zen water sounds. Your pond can have aquatic plants that support the fish and insects they need for food, as well as floating lily pads. You may even decide to incorporate underwater lighting for your pond and fountain, to increase the nighttime landscape beauty.
A swimming pool for your backyard will be the ultimate gathering spot for all of your family and friends. A gorgeous gunite custom pool could be the highlight of your Smithtown, NY, yard, with a paving stone deck that resists the heat and allows your visitors to jump in as much as they like. Think of how much fun having a weekly pizza and swimming night would be! And if you added underwater lighting and heaters, the pool could be used well into the fall.
A water feature can bring so much pleasure to you and your family, but it also increases the value of your property. This can be a true bonus if you may be selling in the near future. Consult a landscape specialist to help you decide which type of water feature is right for you.