The addition of a waterfall in your backyard can completely redefine the space. It can make your landscape feel like a small personal paradise, or it can make it the best entertainment spot in the neighborhood, or you may just enjoy looking out your window and getting to see it every day. If that sounds appealing to you, the good news is that waterfall installation is more accessible than it ever has been. If you’re looking at having a professional like the Landscape Design Center help you out with your waterfall installation, here’s what you’ll want to know beforehand.
One important consideration is where you’ll actually put your waterfall. Just remember that you’re going to be close enough to an electrical source that you can hook up your pump—unless, of course, you opt for a solar-powered pump which is a viable option if you have a space that’s right for it. You’ll just need a battery pack as part of your waterfall installation package if you want it to continue to run at night. If you do plan on wanting to see it while inside your home, that’s another factor on the table.
Sloped landscapes make it easier to build waterfalls because they can easily harness the power of gravity. That doesn’t need to stop you though, as you can always dig into your soil to create a slope or use rocks in your design.
If you call 811, you’ll reach the Dig Safe Line. This number is used to help you determine where utility lines run so you don’t accidentally dig into an important sewer line or something similar. Some utility lines may be marked but not all are, so be sure to take advantage of this service.
Size of Your Waterfall
How big do you want to go? Bigger certainly isn’t always better; a small design may allow you to get more intricate, more detailed, more personal. It’s also the case that you want something that is proportional to the rest of your landscape, as you don’t want it to shadow over your home and yard space. On the other hand, if your waterfall is too small, it may go unnoticed.
Picking a Style
One of the fun parts is choosing the style you’ll go with for your waterfall installation. It can truly embody you; want something natural-looking? Going contemporary? Matching it with a pond? There is an extensive list of options out there and so many sources of inspiration. Carefully select your materials and make your dream waterfall come to life.
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