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Want a water feature in your yard but don’t have space for a pond? Consider adding a pondless waterfall to your yard – requires less space and is less expensive and easier to maintain than a pond. Contact us or call 772-4722 for a free estimate today.

Ponds / Fountains

Ponds/Fountains

Small or large ponds, fountains or other water features are eye-catching elements in any landscape. In addition to their visual appeal, ponds and fountains have a lot to offer a yard or garden.

  • If you are a homeowner that wants to attract more birds and butterflies to your yard, a pond or fountain is a must-have addition.

  • Pets can also enjoy wading in on hot summer days to cool off.

  • You can enjoy aquatic plants and fish in your pond or fountain.

  • Fountains with their splashing water delight children of all ages.

  • The soothing sound of running water is yet another way to add more interest to your landscape.

We can custom build ponds or fountains or install readily-available fountains. The styles, materials and combinations are limitless:

  • Bubbler fountains

  • Pottery or container fountains

  • Wall fountains

  • Pond fountains

  • Cascading or tiered fountains

  • Waterfalls

  • Reflecting pools

  • And more.

WHY WOULD I INSTALL A FOUNTAIN AS PART OF MY LANDSCAPE?

People are naturally drawn to water. If there are no other sources of groundwater in your landscape, a fountain is one way to add the pleasing sound and motion of flowing water to your yard.

A fountain also adds variety to a landscape. The fountain’s design can contrast or blend in with its surroundings. It can be formal or informal, ornate or simple, figurative or abstract.

Also, the spray pattern can add more or less sound depending on its design. For example, if your fountain is to be situated near a large grouping of ornamental grasses that provide a gentle sound whenever there is a mild breeze, you may want to consider a spray pattern that provides very little sound at all.

A few important points to consider before installing a fountain (or other water feature) to your landscape:

FOUNTAIN VS GARDEN- The size and style of your fountain should be chosen to suit the size and style of the garden area where it will be situated. For example, if the garden area is small with verdant plantings, the fountain should be proportionate in size and simple in design. If the garden is formal in design with large open spaces, you will likely want a larger fountain with a formal design. (The size of the fountainhead should be in proportion to the pool in which it is situated as well.)

VIEWING ANGLES- Where will the fountain be viewed from? What is beyond the fountain from this vantage point? Is it scenic or unsightly?

MATERIALS- Choose a fountain that is made of a material (concrete, metal, stone, tile, etc.) that suits the style of the garden as well as other elements such as outdoor furniture, walkways, etc. Will the fountain be electric or solar-powered? (If you want to enjoy the fountain at night, solar might not be appropriate.)

MAINTENANCE- You’ll want to follow the maintenance steps outlined in the owner’s manual to avoid costly repairs: check water level regularly, check and clean pump regularly, etc.

To discuss installing a fountain to your landscape, contact us or call us at 772-4722 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Citation: Halpin, Anne. Homescaping: Designing Your Landscape to Match Your Home. Rodale, 2005.

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We Provide Services to the Following Cities, Towns and surrounding areas in VA:
  • Blue Ridge, VA
  • Boones Mill, VA
  • Botetourt County, VA
  • Cave Spring, VA
  • Cloverdale, VA
  • Daleville, VA
  • Fincastle, VA
  • Franklin County, VA
  • Garden City, VA
  • Hardy, VA
  • Hollins, VA
  • Moneta, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Rocky Mount, VA
  • Salem, VA
  • Smith Mountain Lake, VA
  • Troutville, VA
  • Vinton, VA