Water Features That Fit the Budget
A beautiful water feature can enhance the enjoyment of your back yard and increase the value of your home. The great news is that they don’t have to be expensive. The major goal is to design a water feature that fits:
- Your budget
- Your available space
- Your lifestyle
Before beginning, take into consideration the amount of space you have to work with. For those who have a large backyard area or even acreage, your possibilities are limitless. But if you’re working with a smaller yard, then you want to make sure you don’t overcrowd the space with a large pond or swimming pool. Just about every family wants and needs a green space where the pets and kids can run around and play. So the first tip is don’t overbuild for your space.
Don’t overbuild for your budget either. Stay within a reasonable amount and you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space much more. When you think about the types of things you and your family enjoy doing outdoors, be realistic. If you live in a colder climate and no one in the family is really into swimming or water sports, then a swimming pool wouldn’t be a good choice for you. But a Koi pond might work. Koi do take some care though, so decide ahead of time who will be in charge of that.
A way to begin your outdoor water features Utah might be to have a Saturday morning meeting out in the back yard with the whole family. Talk about what each of you would like to see in a water feature. Try to agree on what would be fun, useful and affordable. Next, decide whether this is a DIY project that the family can complete mostly on their own or if you will need some professional help.
When it comes to excavation, most of us will need to hire help. Look around town; ask your neighbors or check the newspapers for local companies that perform excavation. If possible, try to get several bids on the work. If you are working with a small back yard space, then you may choose to simply purchase a lovely fountain and hook that up with constantly flowing water. This can add a serene and elegant touch to your yard but it won’t take much work to get it done. Local nurseries and garden centers often sell fountains of all sizes.
Landscape Supply of Utah offers all the supplies you’ll need to create a beautiful outdoor water feature, like a bubbling fountain. You could also design and build a beautiful cascading waterfall with rocks and boulders that flows into a small pond. If you are really pressed for space, then try your hand at water gardening. You simply shop for plants that can be grown in water, then select several pots of any size and add water. You can also add rocks to the bottom or around the edges and that’s the fun of water gardening; it’s easy and inexpensive and there are so many creative things you can do with it.
Landscape Supply of Utah gives you all the elements you’ll need for any type of project, large or small. Whether you need gravel, pavers or flagstone, you’ll find a great selection at LSU. They also offer trees, shrubs, plants and ground cover, as well as top soil, mulch and fertilizers.
Shopping at Landscape Supply of Utah can save you time and money because you won’t have to run all over town searching for just the right plants for your water garden. They have a great supply of landscaping rocks in Utah too. Enjoy your outdoor water feature from start to finish. Create some memories with your family as you build the water feature and everyone will love it no matter what you decide on.
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