Let’s be honest: how many of us remember running through the old-school sprinklers that used to slowly move back and forth across the lawn? Or maybe you had the other old-school sprinkler system the spurt-spurt-spurt showerhead followed by the long whirr as it adjusted to a different part of the lawn? Maybe your parents watered the lawn the even-more-old-fashioned way: with a thumb over the tip of the hose.
There are four basic categories of water features: ponds, fountains, waterfalls, and streams. Each has their own unique requirements when it comes to maintenance and care, and there are pluses and minuses to each element. Be mindful of the overall design aesthetic to install water features that can keep your home feeling peaceful all year long.