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Types of Backyard Waterfalls

Types of Backyard Waterfalls

Backyard waterfalls come in many varieties, so we’re going to review some of them with you to help you determine what kind to get.

Backyard waterfalls are wonderful amenities to have around your yard. By installing one on your property, you can completely reshape the structure of your landscape, turning your everyday yard into a peaceful oasis. Waterfalls can easily become the focus of any yard, and once you’ve decided to install one, there are just a couple of questions that need to be answered. One of those questions is what type of waterfall to get. Backyard waterfalls come in many varieties, so we’re going to review some of them with you to help you determine what kind to get.

Pondless Waterfalls

These backyard waterfalls are a great idea for any homeowner with either pets or small children, as well as a smaller backyard. You still get the enjoyment of having a waterfall in your backyard, but instead of having a pond at the end of it, your waterfall has a small reservoir of stones.

Cascading Waterfalls

These backyard waterfalls are incredibly popular among homeowners, and it’s easy to see why. They have a large drop that lets water smoothly flow towards whatever reservoir may be at the bottom.

Multistep Waterfalls

These aren’t like traditional backyard waterfalls. Instead, you create a bunch of steps that the water can flow over. This means water doesn’t flow straight down towards the reservoir at the bottom. Instead, it follows the path that these many steps create. This allows your backyard to mimic the look that a waterfall might have up in the mountains.

Rain Curtains

Rain curtains are the perfect types of backyard waterfalls for people who don’t have a lot of space around their yards. Instead of having one large body of water flowing downwards, you have many different thinner lines of water falling towards your reservoir. If your backyard is a little smaller than others, this type of waterfall might be better for you.


Waterwalls are another preferred option for people with less space in their backyards. While many backyard waterfalls produce a fair amount of noise, waterwalls are more quiet by comparison. The water merely falls down along a wall, which tends to be made from stone. If you’re interested in the beauty a waterfall provides, but not as interested in the sound, this may be the best option you can choose.

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