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Five Reasons to Add A Water Feature to Your Yard

As you spend more time in your backyard this summer, does it feel like something is missing? Like you need to add a statement piece to really make your yard a showstopper? Water features, such as ponds, waterfalls, streams, and fountains, are a great addition to just about any back yard. Homeowners love to add water features for many reasons:

Water features create a soothing environment. There's a reason why the sound of water is included on many sleep soundtracks; it's very calming and relaxing. In fact, research shows that the sound of gently flowing water can help to reduce stress. Each type of flowing water makes a different type of sound, so as you're considering various options in water features, be sure to pick the sound that is most soothing to you.

They attract wildlife to your yard. If you enjoy sitting outside and watching wildlife, a water feature will ensure that you get your fix of animal sightings each day. Garden ponds attract frogs and butterflies (and of course can be filled with fish) and the moving water found in fountains attract birds. Natural streams attract bees; a great addition if you're also looking to increase pollination in your yard.

Unwanted noise is masked by water features. In busy neighborhoods, noise pollution can be a real issue. The ambient noise that is generated by fountains and waterfalls can override other noise around your house, making for a more enjoyable time spent outdoors.

Installing a water feature increases your home's value. Water features make your landscaping truly stand out. If you're considering selling your home in the near future, a water feature will add visual interest for buyers and can help you garner top dollar for your home. Simply put, a water feature is well worth the investment.

Water features work with all types of yards. Whether your home backs up to a wooded expanse or you have a very small area to work with, water features can be added to your landscape. Water features also work very well in yards made of artificial turf. Since the artificial grass is a non-slip surface, it makes a great surround for water features that might get splash water.

At Dreamscape Designers our landscape professionals are experts in constructing ponds, waterfalls and other water features that complement your home, yard, and lifestyle. To learn more about different types of water features and what would fit best in your yard, give us a call at (757) 412-1265.


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