Give your Landscape a Face Lift with a Garden Water Feature

Looking for a way to spice up your landscape? A garden water feature is a great bang for the buck that can add a little bit of nature to your landscape. Water features come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small, prebuilt units to elaborate custom-made waterfall displays. Everything-Ponds.com is your complete resource on how to buy or build your perfect water feature.

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Shop Large Fountains

Large Fountains

These fountains are great for golf courses, resorts, large ponds or as their own display feature. Fountains function as a beautiful focal point, while creating a healthy pond ecosystem by aerating the water. Add lights to the water feature to enjoy it all hours of the day.

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Shop Small Fountains

Small Backyard Pond Fountains

Do you have a small do it yourself pond in your backward? Then this is the perfect small fountain for you! Add multiple units for a gorgeous water feature, or keep it simple with one. Installing a fountain creates a focal point for your pond, adds the calming sound of moving water and oxygenates the pond helping to maintain water clarity.

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Waterfall Spillways

Garden pond waterfalls are often viewed as the pinnacle design feature of a pond project, and rightly so! A properly built pond waterfall has a way of transforming a lifeless body of water into a vibrant stream, full of life and activity. Not only are garden pond waterfalls pleasing to look at, but also the sound of falling water has long been associated with relaxation and a way to ease the mind. 

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Shop Water Spitters

Water Spitters

Add a decor piece to your water garden with a spitter! Spitters add the sound of splashing water, operates as a stand alone system and adds visual interest to your pond.

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Disappearing Water Features

Not ready for the full commitment of a pond, but want to add some water to your landscape? These are the perfect solution! Using a hidden underground basin these beautiful features create the sound of trickling water. Add multiple features in a cluster at the front entrance of your home to increase curb appeal!

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Shop Patio Ponds

Patio Ponds / Mini Pond

A patio pond is a mini pond that is housed in a planter like structure. A patio pond is a perfect solution for pond lovers who are lacking land to support a pond, people who move often, or pond lovers who don't want all the laborer that is required in building an inground pond.

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Shop Pondless Waterfall

Pondless Waterfall

A pondless waterfall is a low maintenance way of adding a water feature to your landscape. They require less equipment, are quicker to install and can be converted to a pond later on.

Location

Water features can be placed just about anywhere; inside or outside. Traditionally, they are placed in some kind of landscaped setting. Water features in the garden, even if they're small, can add a big impact in terms of sound and visual display. The sound of falling or bubbling water has long been associated with a way to relax and ease the mind. Generally, a water feature should be placed in a location that is easily accessible, and viewable from many locations in your landscape.

Buying or Building

When most people think of a water feature, they generally think of buying a prebuilt unit of some kind. There are plenty of pre-built units available for very reasonable prices. In the future, we plan to expand this page to include recommendations on where to buy our favorites. In addition to the pre-built variety, water features in gardens are sometimes custom made to achieve a more natural look. When building a custom water feature, you can make it any shape, size or style to completely customize the look to your landscape setting.

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A water feature built out of a natural rock.

Building a Garden Water Feature

In many ways, water features in the garden are just mini garden ponds and can built in a similar way as a standard pond. However, instead of focusing on the pond itself, garden water features usually focus on a more elaborate design such as a waterfall or a fountain of some kind. In many cases, water features are built in conjunction with a pond to create a design focal point for the pond. We are currently working on creating a number of how to guides for this site, one of them being a DIY garden water feature guide. In the mean time, to learn more about the various pieces of equipment you're most likely need, read on.

Equipment

At the very least, all successful garden water features start with some kind of liner, or catch basin. This can be built out of some kind of plastic, fiberglass, or wooden container, which is then either buried, or left exposed depending on the look you're going for. For the most flexible solution, an actual pond liner could be used which is almost always hidden with rocks or other landscaping features to create a more natural look.

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A water feature spilling into a hidden catch basin.

The second essential piece of equipment needed to build a garden water feature is a pump of some kind. The general idea is to figure out how much water you would like to move before choosing the size of pump you need. For a trickling stream, a smaller pump will naturally be required than if you're setting out to build a gushing waterfall. For more detailed information on pumps, please see our detailed guide on pond pumps, or our page on solar water fountain pumps.

Please check back soon for more great information on garden water features including how to properly buy, build and setup water features in gardens!

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