Beautiful backyards enhance and increase the living space on your property. You may have added a deck or a patio to your backyard for outdoor dining and entertaining; why not take your outdoor living space to the next level by adding the soothing sights and sounds of water to your landscape?
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Up Close and Personal...
When adding a backyard water feature, it is important to place it in a location where it will give you the most enjoyment. An ideal place is near the deck or patio. You can open your windows and listen to the waterfall from inside your home. This pond shown below, in Moorestown, NJ, is just outside the front door of the home in a fenced-in courtyard area. It provides a lovely, secluded retreat from the sounds of neighboring condos.
Locating a pond adjacent to your patio provides a convenient place to feed your aquatic friends; or like this cat is doing, it can be a place to just hang out and become entranced by the fluid movements of the fish and the dancing reflections atop the water.
Explore More with a Bridge...
When designing a backyard pond, waterfall, or stream, adding a bridge or some stepping stones is a fun way to reach other viewing areas of the pond. You'll enjoy getting close to the water and seeing it from a new perspective. You can even create a meditation island with cushions and candles. The options are as unlimited as our imaginations!
Simple Viewing Area...
Sometimes all an outdoor living area needs is a simple bench or chair where you can relax and enjoy the view of the water. We always try to include a variety of landscape plants that will soften the edges of the pond or waterfall and help it to blend in with the rest of the yard.
Experience the Elements...
The juxtaposition of fire and water together in the same landscape is a powerful combination. Consider locating your fire pit near your water feature to create a vital space for experiencing these fundamental elements of nature.
Dining and Entertaining...
Just about everyone we know with their own pond or waterfall has a love of dining and entertaining near the water. Enjoying a meal with loved ones next to a gorgeous water feature... it's like treating your friends and family to a luxurious day retreat!
Ponds and waterfalls truly do add something special to beautiful backyards. No other form of landscape invites such an abundance of nature and creates these sensational vistas and soothing sounds. Give us a call and make this the year that you add the element of water to your outdoor living space. You'll wonder why you waited so long!
Landvista Aquascapes provides Pond & Water Feature Design, Installation & Maintenance -Repair services for South New Jersey Homeowners