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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

2 Things To Think About Before Getting A Water Feature

Putting a water feature into your yard or garden can be the finishing touch on your landscape design. Before you get your water feature installed, you need to consider a few things. Thinking about these things will help you to get the right water feature and enhance the look of your yard and garden. So, what are some of these things that you should think about? 


One of the biggest things you should consider is the safety of everyone around your water feature. If you have young children or there are young children at your house regularly, water can attract them and they may want to play with it. Young children tend to be top-heavy, and if they lean over the water, they could fall in and get hurt. Even just a few inches of water can be dangerous for young children. If you are going to install a water feature that will be ground level or lower, you may also want to put a barrier around it or make it harder for young children to get to it. 

Overall Budget

You should also think about your overall budget. This doesn't mean just the budget you have right now; it also includes the budget you will have to pay to maintain the water feature in the future. If your water feature is just going to be a small bird bath, then you don't have to do much maintenance to it other than clean it out regularly. However, if you are going to get a pond, you are going to have ongoing maintenance tasks and fees.

If your pond has a filter and pump, you need to have a way to power it, which means you will need to have an electrician come to install a power source and check on it every now and again. You will also need to have a plumber do the plumbing in your pond, and if there is a problem, you will need them to come to your house, diagnose the problem, and fix it. You will also need to check the water quality regularly, especially if you will have fish in your pond. 

A water feature can be the cherry on the top of the cake of your garden. Before you get a water feature, make sure you think about which water feature you want and how it will work in your yard or garden. Contact a local water feature installation service to learn more.