Creating landscape waterfalls and water features

I really enjoy most kinds of landscape waterfalls and water features because of the source of life they offer. A water hose is usually just as good, but waterfalls have appeal. In many water gardens I’m seeing waterfalls that use a lot of plant life giving the garden a greener look. The idea is to disguise the pipes and pump so that it looks natural.


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Most landscaping waterfalls are run with pumps to conserve water. The waterfalls that have several levels are the most popular instead of the long-drop waterfalls.


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Some people like to have a waterfall that runs into a pool. This is always fun. Some have Koi swimming around and it gives the water feature a calm, relaxed feel.


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Still, there are others who prefer to just have the waterfall mysteriously seep into the ground without a pond. These are easier to maintain because they don’t gather as much sediment as ponds. Fish such as Koi can also create a lot of sediment. A good filter and chamber is necessary to reduce sediment.


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The waterfall in the photo above offers a tranquil view and sound just feet away from a fire pit. I have enjoyed many evenings between the water fall and the fire there.

I am in seventh heaven when I have water and fire actively running and burning around me when I’m relaxing.


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Not only are landscaping plans that utilize a waterfall and a fire pit relaxing, but it is so popular to prospective home buyers that one of these features alone could make the difference of a home selling or not selling in a difficult housing market.


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