Some would say that chasing waterfalls is ill-advised, so why not end the chase in your own backyard? Forget hiking through the woods to witness a majestic beauty, transform your outdoor space into something awe-inspiring instead!
If you want to heighten the relaxation of your outdoor living space and increase the value or your home, the expert staff at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping can help you design a perfect backyard waterfall or pond that does just that. These four tips will help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Decide: Pond or Pondless Backyard Waterfall?
The first decision you need to make about your backyard waterfall is whether it will flow directly into a pond or utilize pondless waterfall technology. Pondless waterfalls (which feature a gravel bed at the base to absorb water and a basin/pump to recycle it) are steadily increasing in popularity among homeowners who are looking for a low maintenance option or lack the space to accommodate a pond. If your backyard waterfall design does feature a pond, you should always ensure the waterfall is in scale with the pond.
Build Your Backyard Waterfall on a Slope
The placement of your backyard waterfall will depend heavily on the condition, size, and capabilities of your outdoor space. An improperly designed waterfall can lead to catastrophe. Thankfully, our expert staff can help you identify the ideal placement for the ultimate function of your waterfall. If you want this feature to look as natural as possible, build your backyard waterfall on a slope.
Increase the Height of the Waterfall for Increased Relaxation
Are you looking forward to the soothing ambiance of your backyard waterfall? The sound of water can greatly contribute to relaxation, luxury, and outdoor appeal. If you want to increase the level of sound your waterfall produces, increase the height. For further amplification, plan to leave a hollow space behind the falls. Ahh, we can hear it now…
Plan for a Deeper, Greener Pond
Pondless water features are an efficient choice if you want to conserve as much water as possible. If your waterfall is beautifully crashing into a pond, some water loss is to be expected. To be as environmentally conscious as possible, design your backyard pond so that it is deeper in the location where the water falls. This will help minimize excessive splashing and water loss.
Create Your Own Personal Waterfall with Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
We can help you design the waterfall or pond of your dreams! From knowing which plants to incorporate, to the proper irrigation systems, to installing solar-powered landscaping lights, the expert staff at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping will guide you through every facet of your project and determine what works best with your community and environment.
Lehnhoff’s Landscaping offers professional and exceptional outdoor lighting, hardscaping, 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.