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Adding Water Features to Your Yard Can Cool You Off For Summer

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 13 July , 2022

Water features are things in your landscape that utilize water, such as fountains, pools, and ponds.  These items add a cool note to your landscape that is especially welcome during the warm months of summer.  When planning for a water feature, it is important to consider several factors that will impact the time, effort, and money required to build and maintain these features.

How Can I Find the Right Water Feature For My Yard?

When you are considering water features for your yard, there are several important factors you should think about.  These factors will determine how difficult or easy it may be to build and maintain your water feature:

  • Ultimately, the size of your yard will impact the size of the water feature you can support.  If you do not have room for a full-size, Olympic swimming pool, that does not mean you cannot have a pool–just that you have to adjust your expectations a bit.  Pools come in all shapes and sizes; sometimes a small, free-form pool will work well in a smaller yard versus a large, rectangular one.  You can also opt for one of the new designs such as an “endless” pool that takes up very little room and still allows you the benefits of swimming.  Hot tubs are also an option for those who want the enjoyment of water without the upkeep associated with an in-ground pool.
  • Water sources. As you plan your new water feature, you will need to think about how you will source your water and how much water your feature requires.  In some cases, you will have easy access to water near where you want to site your water feature; in other cases, you will need to extend pipes to supply water to your new fountain or pond.  If that is the case, you must consider the time, materials, and cost to alter your existing pipe system.  You should also consider the monthly cost of maintaining your water feature.  Many new fountains and ponds have self-recycling capabilities that help you lower your water costs.
  • How are you going to use your new water feature?  Is it simply for enjoyment, such as a beautiful fountain located on your patio and coupled with a fire feature, or is it an integral part of your irrigation system?  Is your new pool meant to be used all year, or will there be times you need to drain or cover it?  These questions are important when you are making a water feature choice, as to how you use your water feature will inform placement, design, and many other questions.

For more information on water features in your landscape, turn to the professionals at Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego.  For decades, we have been helping San Diego home and business owners plan, design, build and maintain the perfect landscape solutions, including water and fire features as well as healthy plants and functional hardscape.  Give us a call today to learn more about how Juniper Landscape Company can help you build the yard of your dreams!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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