Friday, January 23, 2015

Why Build a Backyard Pond?

Are you thinking of adding a water feature to your yard? These projects are one of Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes' favorites to design and build! Their presence can add an entirely new dimension to your overall landscape design.

There is definitely something about the sight of water that is absolutely mesmerizing! Add a water feature to your yard or garden, and you have added a place to sit and simply enjoy the visual beauty of it right on your own property. Add colorful water plants and well-placed shrubs and flowers for a beautiful water garden oasis.

Depending on your taste, we can incorporate a water feature with or without a pond. If you have a pond and add fish, you are not simply adding a piece of garden decoration, you are adding a pet. Colorful koi fish can be amazing to watch as they provide an amazing display of color and shape. Our pondless water features provide sound and relaxation, without a pond to maintain, if that is more to your liking.

Add lights to your water feature so at dusk and night time, the visual pop is then is absolutely breathtaking! There's many lighting ideas to work with - colored lights, solar lights, and more.

Don't just limit your waterfall/pond placement to the backyard! We are also designing waterfalls to incorporate into front yard landscapes. Imagine driving up to your home to be welcomed with a gorgeous waterfall. Ideas are limitless!

With water features, there is so much you can do! Your waterfall can be the central focus of an outdoor entertainment area to gather around, or, it can sit off to the side so you have a more private place to relax. After a stressful day of work, there are few things more soothing than the sound of water bubbling and cascading over rocks.

Once you beautify your yard, you are going to want to spend more and more time in it. It will become the perfect place to go when you want to escape from the rest of the world - within steps of your own home. And of course, outdoor improvements also increases the curb appeal and value of your home. It's a win win situation!