There are some great options when it comes to decorating your yard! Choices can vary from rockeries, to fountains, trees, bushes, and more – and to make it even better, some of these choices really complement each other! A great example of this would be rockeries and fountains or waterfalls. Let’s take a look at rockeries, and what water options would look great in your yard.
1. A Small or Large Pond With a Waterfall.
A waterfall is an attractive addition anywhere (well, maybe not anywhere. but there are a lot of great options), whether you have a limited, or large amount of space available.
The picture below shows one of our rockeriesÂ and is a great example of a combined rockery and waterfall. A pond with beautiful rockery siding, water cascading over the edge of a waterfall, and colorful rocks will be a really engaging decoration in your yard, providing a peaceful tranquility at the same time.
Also, if you love to plant flowers, go ahead and plant around the waterfall. They will only add to it’s natural beauty.
2. A Pond With A Fountain.
Fountains can provide a very different look compared to waterfalls, and are usually easy to install and upkeep. Here are three great choices for fountains.
A. A Spouting Fountain.
The spouting fountain is a commonly chosen fountain because it provides a dramatic effect wherever you install it. It can be easily added to a pond or pool because it does not require a lot of work to be installed, and only needs a submersible pump.
It can be paired with a statue that you favor, or if you would just like to make things simple, install a sprouting statue. The fountain also has the option of spraying in a certain pattern, such as a ring or bubble, which provides even more decorating options.
B. A Cascading Fountain.
Unlike the dramatic spouting fountain, the cascading fountain is more subtle. This fountain is designed in such a way that it incorporates multiple levels, causing the water to overflow from one layer to the next, instead of using a pipe to spray water. Cascading fountains can range from small to large in order to fit whatever design your pond requires, and are easy to add because they are usually self-contained (everything needed is inside the unit – very handy).
C. A Pondless Fountain.
Pondless fountains take up less space than other water features and may be the best option for you. They draw water from underground and their base is usually made from non-traditional items like urns, columns, or boulders.
The fountain is placed on a bed of gravel, or some other kind of rock, that allows the water to drain to the reservoir underneath it, thus creating a look that differs from the other kinds of fountains.
Take a look at installing a waterfall or a fountain in your yard! Each will really enhance the look of your rockery. If you have questions, or would like to install a rockery or fountain feature, call Neil Eneix at 425-417-6387, or Email him at Neil@bdrockeries.com.