Water features and what they can do for your home

As a Calgary homeowner, you've spent an abundant amount of time and effort designing the interior of your home. Now, the time has come to focus on the exterior. You've considered having a patio built, trees planted and some landscaping done, but have you ever thought of adding a water feature?

Ponds

When most people think of a yard water feature, they usually think of a pond. Over the years ponds have evolved; today, ponds have the option of being self-contained ecosystems. If properly constructed and taken care of, ponds generally require a lot less maintenance than most homeowners anticipate. A homeowner may choose to have a small pond resembling a pool, or they may choose to have a large koi pond featuring a waterfall.

Pondless water features
A pondless water feature would be the perfect option for the busy homeowner who wants something with minimal maintenance. A pondless water feature is a waterfall or series of
waterfalls and a stream that cascade into a hidden reservoir. This reservoir is usually hidden by large stones. This option is ideal for families with small children as it eliminates the risk of
anyone falling into an open pool of water.

Fountains
Recirculating fountains are the simplest and most economic option for a yard water feature. These fountains come in various shapes and sizes and always involve a basin where water collects and is then pumped back up to the surface.

The benefits of adding a water feature are extensive. They add curb appeal to your property along with incorporating sounds, textures, and movement to an otherwise still landscape. Water features provide the homeowner with an oasis of tranquillity and serenity. Water features enhance the local ecosystem and can increase the presence of wildlife. For those living in the city of Calgary, a pond or stream water feature brings nature a little bit closure to home.

Most people believe that having a water feature on their property is an expensive luxury. At Sungreen Landscaping, a Calgary landscaping company, we design custom water features for your specific needs and budget. Water features are suitable for both small and large properties as they can be custom designed to fit and enhance any space. If you’ve been dreaming of adding a water feature, Sungreen Landscaping experts can turn your dreams into a reality.