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Backyard Water Features 101

Water features add a tranquil focal point to your yard!

Water is essential to life. We drink it, we swim in it, and our own human bodies are even made up of 60% water. The sound of water is commonly considered soothing and tranquil, and can relax people or make them feel more in touch with nature. So it comes as no surprise that people integrate water features on their property like fountains, rock ponds, waterfalls and fish ponds. These features come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can commonly be customized to meet your perfect design idea. Which water feature option is right for you?




A fountain can be a seemingly magical focal point on your property. When you choose a landscaping company, they can help you choose the right location for the construction of the fountain that will best compliment your space as a whole. Fountains can be made using copper, brass, steel, cement or natural stone. If you want your fountain to stand out from the rest, you can implement a decorative topper or sculpture. Check out some water fountain home design examples here.




Ponds are especially tranquil, and can serve as a home to beautiful fish, lily pads or frogs. At Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, we will help you choose the perfect location for your pond. The ideal location will provide enough sun to prevent algae growth and keep the pond free of runoff rainwater and debris. Choosing fish and surrounding vegetation to compliment your pond will literally bring it to life! Check out some backyard pond examples here.




People commonly associate waterfalls with relaxing and exotic locations. If you are interested in a waterfall for your outdoor space, you have two options to consider: pondless waterfalls and waterfalls with ponds. If your waterfall is pondless, the water will fall along rocks or a wall, being soaked into a bed of gravel as opposed to a pond. Pondless waterfall features are increasingly popular in modern upscale hotels and casinos, and are great if you don’t have space for a pond. Check out unique backyard waterfall examples here.


Factors to Consider


When considering any water feature, you’ll want to consider maintenance, energy costs and safety. The team at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping can help you better understand the costs and benefits of every type of water feature we offer, and help you decide what’s best for your unique space. We guarantee that during all work, there will be a person onsite who can communicate directly with you and make any necessary decisions. In most cases, owner Rob Lehnhoff himself is onsite for the duration of a project. When the project is complete we’ll give you a final walkthrough to ensure we’ve met your expectations. Make your water feature dreams a reality! What are you waiting for?


Get In Touch With Lehnhoff’s Landscaping Today


Lehnhoff’s Landscaping offers professional and exceptional outdoor lighting and landscaping year round. We serve Baltimore, Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Clarksville, Howard County, Ellicott City, Kingsville, Bowie, Pasadena, Towson, and many other areas throughout Maryland. You can contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping for all of your Baltimore landscaping needs by calling 443.921.5789 today! Help us grow! Follow Lehnhoff’s Landscaping on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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