Feature Presentation: Some Tips in Picking the Right Water Feature

garden landscapeGone are the days when fountains were simply found in parks and malls. Water features, such as fountains, ponds, and pools, have found their place in home gardens and yards. The perfect water fountain can help your outdoor space stand out.

But selecting the right water feature can be overwhelming. Does your yard call for a fountain? Perhaps a pool is more your style. In Salt Lake City, custom water features are gaining in popularity and selecting the right one can make the difference between personal oasis and shabby backyard.

Fountain Firsts

Before ordering your water feature, decide on its design first. Choose a design that works in harmony with your garden or yard. A classical fountain will stick out like a sore thumb in a minimalist garden and vice versa.

Decide on what place your water feature will have in the outdoor layout. Is it an accent or a centerpiece? This will help you narrow down the design. Centerpiece features will have a 360-degree design while accents are best against a wall or in a corner.

The size of your area will also come into consideration. You don’t want your fancy new feature to turn into an obstruction.

Hydration Location

The placement of your water feature is just as important as how it looks. The location will also help with the maintenance of your fountain.

Avoid large trees or looming plants over the water feature. Trees and plants have a risk of leaves falling into the water feature, and you may need to set aside more time to clean it. Aside from flora, fauna may also want access to your fountain.

Some fountains and ponds have fish in them — and while they have their benefits — also equate to more time dedicated to maintenance and care. Birds sometimes use fountains as shelter and watering spots. Think about this when deciding where to place your fountain.

Answering these questions can help you decide on your dream feature. Whether fountain, pond or pool, be sure to pick a feature that will help with your outdoor area’s flow.