One of the most beautiful additions to your lawn area will be a water feature. Because of this, water features are one of our favorite landscaping projects. We can create them in the form of a pond, a fountain, or a waterfall. Water features, especially waterfalls and fountains, not only provide beauty for the eyes, but create a charming musical splashing that promotes relaxation and peacefulness.
Stone water features come in a wide variety of styles. Various rocks or building materials are available, and you will also need to make some choices about size, location, design, and water feature system before you are able to begin breaking ground!
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Best Placement for Water Features:
When considering installing a water feature, the first thing you must consider is the area in which a water feature could be placed. Your landscape contractor designer will help you to determine if the ground is stable enough for a water feature, whether a storm or flood could occur that would damage it, and if the placement will allow for the type of water feature chosen. For example, placing a pond on a hill is not the most practicable choice.
Cost of Water Features:
How large is your budget for your water feature? The cost of a water feature, as the cost of any landscaping project, will vary according to the materials chosen, the size of the feature, the design, and the labor involved.
The cost of a very simple water feature will likely begin at approximately $1,700. Whereas, the cost of a more ornate water feature, such as those built on the property of larger corporations, can easily climb to $30,000 or more.
We provide free estimates to our clients, helping them to manipulate their budget in such as way as to best adhere to their preferences of style and materials without going beyond their monetary limits.
Style of Water Feature:
As you consider your choices of materials and work with our designers, you must consider the style and voice that you want your exterior to have. Do you want a modern, professional voice that communicates to guests that you are a high-profile company? Or would you prefer a tumbled eclectic look, that demonstrates your taste for the artistic? We talk about the four basic style templates that are used to provide a base in landscaping design for our clients in this article. Find out what style best suits you!
Water features come in such a variety of options that you can design one to fit any shape or style that you want. We generally recommend choosing natural rock for waterfall designs, available in many styles and colors, as we feel that real rock is more sturdy and long-lasting than artificial rock.
Whether your dream water feature is a Grecian fountain, a peaceful koi pond, or a tumbling waterfall, at B&D Rockeries we are excited to help you make your dream reality. Our landscape designers eagerly wait to work with you on your water feature project. Call us today to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate!