Cool, dark rocks create an air of intrigue and mystery to this suburban backyard water feature. Note how the water is divided between the crags of the rock as it flows downstream.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Most people who want water in their landscape choose the sound of a waterfall as the number one choice for their desire. Backyard rustic waterfalls can take the shape of small, babbling brooks or loud, thunderous falls. Rock choice makes a big difference in the appearance of your waterfall, and many homeowners choose a rustic appearance for their water feature.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. April is a great month to consider what changes you'd like to make in your backyard. Since we love water features, we can't think of a better way to add beauty and interest to your outdoor living space than with some type of running water. Here's an example of how a boring expanse of grass became a gorgeous oasis in the suburbs of Chicago.
This landscape used to be all lawn and no pizzazz. Now, the homeowner can sit by their watery paradise on a rustic bench. A variety of plants helps to blend the pond into the surrounding landscape.
Friday, March 1, 2013
More and more people are sprucing up their backyards to create outdoor living environments where they can relax, de-stress, and entertain friends and family. We took a virtual trip across the country, compliments of Houzz, looking for gorgeous ponds and waterfalls to share with you.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Are we really into the month of November already? It seems like August was just yesterday when the waterlilies and lotus were blooming heartily in the water garden. Despite the fading blooms, water gardens still look beautiful during the cooler days of autumn.
This beautiful home is graced with a pond and stream at its entrance.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The lovely Lotus is perhaps one of the most stunning of aquatic plants, from bud to full bloom to seed pod. Is there anything more playful yet elegant than a pink lotus on a warm, summer day?