Is a Water Feature Right for Your Georgia Landscape?

Now that we can finally get back to spending time entertaining and hanging out with friends and family, it’s time to take a look at your landscape. Is it time for an upgrade? Could it use a little pizzazz? If you’re looking for a quick way to spruce up your Georgia landscape, the installation of a water feature may be the perfect solution.  Eye-catching water features can add a lot of beauty and value to your property. The sound, movement, and tranquility will become the center of your landscape, producing an abundance of benefits for your yard. It will also create a head-turning experience for any family and friends you have over. 

Still not convinced? Sit back, relax and read on, discovering the multitude of benefits water features add to your yard.

First, What Are Water Features?

Landscape water features are an addition to your outdoor property that contains water as part of its function.  A landscape water feature encompasses more than just the feature itself. It includes all of the landscaping that goes with it from start to finish. While each has a subcategory that falls within it and each can be customized, there are four common types of landscape water feature installations:

  • Ponds
  • Pondless Waterfalls
  • Waterfalls
  • Fountains

Water Features Are Therapeutic

The gentle sound of running water is highly therapeutic and great for reducing stress and anxiety. In today’s world, we are all running on empty. Work, family, and extra-curricular activities for both our kids and us take their toll on us both physically and mentally. And if there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is to stop and smell the roses.

A water feature takes nature and locates it right in your backyard. Imagine waking up in the morning with a cup of coffee next to a running fountain or the tranquil sounds of water flowing through rocks. You’ve probably always dreamed of living on a beach or a lake. Now you can bring that body of water right to you.

They Attract Wildlife

Like birdbaths, water features will attract all types of colorful birds and butterflies to your yard, livening it up with more bright hues and songs. It may also attract a few frogs and turtles looking for their next bath. Add an array of flowers and plants around your water features and attract pollinators to help keep our ecosystem intact.

Flowing Water Does Not Attract Mosquitoes

Your water feature may attract other wildlife to your backyard, but it will not attract mosquitoes. These bothersome creatures live in stagnant water, not flowing; therefore, you won’t have to worry about them ruining your fun.

Your Favorite Feline or Outdoor Cat Will Love Drinking Fresh Water

Your dog or cat will love drinking from the water feature, keeping them cool and hydrated in Georgia’s hot sun.

Water Feature Can Act As A Sound Barrier

The sound of flowing water can block out loud and noisy traffic, lawn equipment, the kids next door, barking dogs, and endless partying from down the street. One of the best features of outdoor fountains and water features is that they are incredibly relaxing to look at and listen to. Can’t sleep? Open up your bedroom window and allow the sound to filter through the room.

They Can Fit In Any Size Yard

Yards of all sizes can accommodate water features. They can be as large or small as you desire. Pondless features like foundations and waterfalls can be tucked into corners of your yard, added to your patio, or cover up unattractive spots in your yard.

They Are Low Maintenance

Once installed, there is little you as the home or business owner have to do. Fountains, wall fountains, and waterfalls are all low maintenance water features that keep the water in constant motion preventing mosquitoes and bacteria from forming. All you have to do is turn the water on, sit back, and enjoy the soothing sounds of running water.

Water Features Add Curb Appeal and Increase Value to Your Home

When you’ve added a landscape water feature, it makes your yard look more polished and complete. You’ve also added to your home’s appeal should you choose to sell because it makes your home look more inviting. Add landscaping to your water features, such as rocks, plants, flowers, trees, or shrubs, and further increase the appeal of your home through its unique landscape.

Ready To Take the Next Step Toward Peace and Tranquility?

Duncan’s Landscaping and Maintenance specialize in landscaping and water features and have the solution for you. We install a variety of different water features, including ponds, waterfalls, fountainscapes, pondless waterfalls, and dry creek beds. We can also help you with the landscaping surrounding your water feature, including any hardscaping and plants or flowers you want to install. Contact Duncan’s Landscaping and Maintenance today at 770-473-7700 or fill out our form online.

Duncan’s Green Team is your go-to for all things lawn care specializing in fertilization and weed control, lawn maintenance, and various other lawn care services. Contact Duncan’s Green Team to learn more. You can reach us at 770-478-0098 or here online.

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