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water features

Water Features

May 08th, 2019

When designing your own custom landscape, many homeowners are looking for a ‘wow’ piece that will really set their yard apart. For some, this can mean a water feature. At Alpine Gardens, our landscape designers love creating water features! There are multiple ways to incorporate them into your landscape, and each one is beautiful and uniquely created for you.

Fountains

Many love a fountain because the sound of water is so peaceful and relaxing. You can opt for a standard fountain piece, or design your own using boulders or other materials. Place it in the front yard to make a dramatic entrance statement or in the backyard.

Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a beautiful way to add a little water into your yard. They can stand alone or funnel into a pond or stream. A stand alone, pond-less waterfall can be implemented when there is limited space or when you’re looking for something that requires a little less maintenance.

Ponds

Many homeowners love to add ponds to their landscape in conjunction with a waterfall or a stream. This can include coy ponds where fish can live safely. Other types of ponds include reflecting pools, ornamental pools, or water gardens. Wherever you end up placing your pond, it is sure to look beautiful.

Streams

Add a stream to coincide with a walkway or path. You may even want to build a bridge across the stream. Streams can be lined with different types of stones and weave throughout a landscape to create a beautiful affect.

Bird Baths

Bird baths are a classic. But if you want to add a little something extra to your standard bath, Alpine Gardens has some ideas for you! Create a custom bird bath using boulders, driftwood for a perch and just a small trickle of water to attract some pretty amazing and unique birds.

Looking for more water feature ideas? Feel free to check out our gallery or our Houzz page to browse our completed projects. Alpine Gardens in Fort Collins, Colorado has been handcrafting breathtaking landscapes for over 40 years. Call us today to get started! 970-226-2296.