25 Backyard Waterfalls To Include In Your Landscaping

Natural backyard waterfalls are one of the most beautiful things you can admire. The way the water falls on rocks and the beautiful sound it makes could keep you hypnotized for hours. Imagine how wonderful it could be to have such a gorgeous thing on your property. Obviously having a natural waterfall in your backyard is not something you can count on when buying an estate. But you can make your own waterfall and the advantage for that is that you get to place it wherever you want and to design it how you want.

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The waterfall can be connected to the pool for a dramatic effect
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A simple patio with a waterfall and views of the mountain in the distance
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You can have a pond at the base of the waterfall for a soothing effect

A backyard waterfall is something that would add a wow factor to any estate. It’s a feature that looks more natural in some particular locations but it’s also something that you can adapt regardless of the conditions on the site. You can have a beautiful waterfall with a pond and it would a wonderful feature to look at from the terrace, patio or barbeque area.

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A waterfall in a great feature near a cabin or small getaway home
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Create a beautiful landscape for your outdoor sitting area by using natural features
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The rocks give the waterfall shape and character and they may differ
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A large pool surrounded by nature and a waterfall at the edge
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Small artificial waterfalls can also be a nice option for certain properties

Obviously, there are tons of different ways in which you can design a waterfall. In fact, each one is unique because it depends on the location, the properties of the site and your own preferences and ideas. So even if you’re set on recreating a specific design, you’ll still end up having a one-of-a-kind waterfall in your backyard.

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Take advantage of the waterfall and create a relaxing space around it
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Waterfalls have a soothing effect and they are also very beautiful features
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It would also be great to have nice views of the waterfall from inside your home
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The vegetation and colors that surround a waterfall also add to its charm
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You can create beautiful visual effect and adapt the waterfall
Play with natural rocks for a mountain lookView in gallery
Play with natural rocks for a mountain look
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You can create a complex network of small waterfalls that meet in a pond
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Make sure you have a nice spot from where to admire your wonderful waterfall
Bird decorations can make a small waterfall stand outView in gallery
Bird decorations can make a small waterfall stand out
Contemporary waterfalls can look quite impressive View in gallery
Contemporary waterfalls can look quite impressive

A steep site has the advantage of allowing you to be a bit more creative when designing the waterfall. Of course, you can artificially create any design and visual effect you want.  You can make the waterfall follow the terrain and fall in steps. Use rocks and plants to shape the waterfall and to decorate it according to your own specific rules and preferences. You can combine it with an already existing water feature such as a pool or a pond or you can let it stand out on its own.

You can use waterfalls to connect a series of ponds View in gallery
You can use waterfalls to connect a series of ponds
Decorate with plants and flowers to add color to the landscapeView in gallery
Decorate with plants and flowers to add color to the landscape
Mix and match rocks to create an authentic look View in gallery
Mix and match rocks to create an authentic look
You don't need a lot of room to add a waterfall. It can be small and charmingView in gallery
You don’t need a lot of room to add a waterfall. It can be small and charming
Add a minimalist twist to create a modern look View in gallery
Add a minimalist twist to create a modern look
Build steps and shape the waterfall according to your own criteria View in gallery
Build steps and shape the waterfall according to your own criteria
Play with several small waterfalls and let them all meet in a small pond View in gallery
Play with several small waterfalls and let them all meet in a small pond

Waterfalls are also very relaxing. Imagine yourself siting by the pool or on a hammock or chaise longue under a tree and just listening to the water fall on the rocks. If you also have a great view from your property, then the image and the atmosphere can be truly amazing. It’s not all about the design but also about the surroundings and the rest of the landscape.

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