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Top Outdoor Water Features: Get Inspiration for Your Backyard!
Are you feeling uninspired with your backyard? If you’re tired of spending most of the winter (and parts of the autumn and spring) inside thanks to the weather, you want to make the most of your land come summer. Adding outdoor water features to your yard in Cincinnati, Ohio can make it that much more enjoyable and relaxing. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to bring a touch of tranquility to your outdoor space with water features.
- Simple fountain
Fountains are an easy upgrade for any outdoor space. They create both an aesthetically and audibly pleasing atmosphere and also help to attract wildlife. Installing a simple fountain can make your yard more visually appealing and welcoming – perfect for anyone who loves hosting in the summer!
- Koi ponds
Are you looking for a fun attraction? Add a koi pond to your backyard. Anyone who visits will love feeding them! Koi are beautiful, colorful, and lively fish. In fact, they can live up to 100 years. Thankfully, the average lifespan is 20 to 30 years if they’re well cared for, so they typically won’t outlive you.
If you’re considering installing a koi fishpond, keep in mind that you won’t want to go small on the pond. You’ll need the pond to be over 1,000 gallons and at least 3 feet deep. Your pond will also need proper filtration. To read more about starting a koi pond, visit here.
- Water gardens
Some people don’t just want one outdoor water feature…they want a whole water garden! If you’re one of those people, you’ll consider a large variety of plants, ponds, waterfalls, and streams. This approach is the best way to really integrate outdoor water features into your yard.
- Flowing border
When you were little, you may have fantasized about having a moat around your house one day. Now, with a flowing border, you can! A flowing border is a water feature that helps you provide a property “border” by using water. And yes, while it may not stop a determined pet, it certainly provides a pretty separation from the neighbors, especially when combined with vegetative “fences.”
Some homeowners love displaying a beloved statue with a water feature because it helps draw attention to an otherwise forgotten piece. Picture this: a statue sitting in the middle of a pond or fountain. Perhaps it shoots water or just helps draw the eye. Having a collection of multiple garden details can be a great way to create a centerpiece.
- Eclectic fountains
Do you love the idea of a fountain but something “in-the-box” just won’t do it for you? From animals to toilets to leaf sculptures, fountains are an outdoor water feature that help express your style. You can incorporate just one large feature, or you can opt for multiple smaller ones that really pull your entire backyard together.
Are you ready to add stellar outdoor water features to your Cincinnati yard? Building Character LLC is here to help. Visit here to learn more!
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