Outdoor living is more popular than ever in recent years. People throughout the Peninsula have invested heavily in transforming their lawns and gardens into beautiful areas where they can relax and entertain with family and friends.
One common question among homeowners is the question of water features and how you can incorporate a water feature into your outdoor living area with minimal disruption and a reduced carbon impact. Fortunately, there are plenty of landscaping and design options available with pondless water features that have minimal environmental impacts and maximum visual impacts for your outdoor living spaces.
What are Pondless Water Features?
As the name implies, these pondless water features are completely self-contained with a hidden reservoir that stores the water out of sight. The water then cycled through the fountain or water feature of your choice with a pond pump.
The real beauty of pondless water features is that they come in all shapes and sizes. They serve the entire area with the sights and sounds of water while attracting and nurturing wildlife during drought periods.
Depending on the size of your outdoor living area and the amount of space you’re willing to dedicate to your water feature, you will find a wide range of sizes and styles available. Whether you’re looking for a rustic rock pillar, natural running stream or crashing waterfalls, there are many choices to suit your site and budget.
How are Pondless Water Features Powered?
You can automate your water feature to come on at certain hours or simply switch it on whenever you are outdoors. This will drastically reduce the operating cost of electricity as well as wear and tear on your pump.
The Benefits of Pondless Water Features
The more time you spend enjoying your outdoor living space the greater benefit you will enjoy from your pondless water feature. These are a few highlights that might intrigue you:
- Low maintenance. You won’t have to spend a lot of time or money keeping your water feature operational as you can turn it on or off at your will.
- Beautiful focal point.
- Provides water to nearby animals.
- Attracts birds, insects, and wildlife to your home.
- A soothing addition to your landscape.
- Adds curb appeal for your home and boosts property value.
- Helps disguise interrupting noises from neighbors or traffic.
It can also increase your personal enjoyment of your outdoor living area, encouraging you to spend more time outdoors during daytime and evening hours.
Are Pondless Water Features Right for Your Space?
Ultimately, the idea of pondless water features may not appeal to every homeowner. You may think it will be too much maintenance like a pond water feature, or that you don’t have enough room. Due to the fact that you can turn them on and off as you wish, your maintenance will be quite a bit less than a pond. If you are facing space constraints, then a simple vase on a small contained reservoir will fit in most spaces.
If you’re ready to explore your options, contact ONA Landscaping LLC to learn more about various water features we have available and to create a plan to work one into your landscaping today.