Considerations for Your Water Feature Project

A water feature is a great addition to any landscape. It adds a dynamic visual element to your property, giving it lasting beauty. Some water features can even turn your backyard and patio space into your own private oasis. What could be more relaxing than lounging in a comfortable chair with the gentle sound of a waterfall or fountain in the background? If you’re thinking about a new water feature for your home, there are a few important things to consider before embarking on the project.

Where Do You Want Your Water Feature to Go?

The possibilities for your water feature project may seem limitless, but much of what is available to you will depend on where it is going to be installed. Terrain and existing landscape features may impact what you and your professional landscaping contractor have to work with. For instance, it may be challenging to create a waterfall on a property that features flat land. How the sun falls on a particular spot of your property may also determine the way a contractor approaches particular projects – a koi pond may need an overhead canopy to prevent the growth of algae, for example.

What Kind of Water Feature Do You Want?

Once you’ve chosen a location, the next step is choosing what sort of water feature you’d like to have. However, it is important to realize that there is a wide variety of options when it comes to any particular category. A water fountain can take limitless forms, depending on your desired aesthetic, and can be large and grand or small and subtle. Having a more fully-formed idea when you talk to your landscaping professional will help them give you a better sense of the planning and budget that will go into the project.

Installation and Maintenance Considerations

There’s always the chance that your project may run into some difficulties during installation. Usually, these challenges involve pipes and cables that run underground. Also, if you’re looking into getting a pond installed, be aware that the pond is its own ecosystem, and this ecosystem needs to be balanced in order to thrive. A large pond will have much different requirements than a small one. Finally, some water features require more maintenance than others, so you’ll want to do your homework and be prepared for it.


If you have a unique, personal landscaping project in mind, contact TDH Landscaping. We will work with you to combine your vision with our renowned expertise and experience to make it happen. We have been in business for over fifty years, and our goal is to give every landscape a curated touch while offering the knowledge to keep your residential outdoor area beautiful all year long. Give us a call today at 410-692-0050, send us an email at, or fill out our contact form here to get the process started. Keep up with our blog for more updates and helpful tips, and don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterestYoutube, and Houzz!

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