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.
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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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.
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.
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.