Series Part 1: Water-Features
Rushing, gurgling, trickling, roaring, or just sitting still. The sound of water is among nature’s most relaxing and tranquil sounds. Having a backyard landscape that includes water will truly inspire those around you and everyone will congregate around it.
Water features are among the hottest landscaping trends in the country and especially here in Arizona. From a pond with floating water lilies , rock sculptures with water streaming down, or water cascading down rocks into a swimming pool, is a much-desired element for an both small and large yards.
Waterfalls are extremely popular these days and can be constructed of natural or artificial rock. Incorporated into existing and new pools, waterfalls often increase a home’s value. As a spectacular stand-alone feature, a waterfall often feeds a pond, which can be stocked with fish, aquatic plants or both.
Another great backyard water-feature are fountains. Fountains can be small and go either in the front yard or the backyard. They can be grand or small. Water fountains can also be incorporated into a swimming pool instead of a waterfall.
The thing about water is that is has been around thousands of years to create particular ambiances. Water is fundamental for landscapes here in Arizona. It is a real commodity and it’s one of the three elements to use in landscaping in the Arizona desert— water, stone and plants.
Dream Retreats understand the benefits of landscaping with water and will help you create a water-feature to enhance your surroundings, whether that be to invigorate with cascading water or to create a sense of peace with a small pond that you can dip your feet into while enjoying a great wine. View our gallery of waterfeatures, pools, and ponds and see how we can help you create your “Dream Retreat”.