A water feature can do wonders to help boost your home’s value and create a one-of-a-kind relaxing outdoor living space. Water features set in the front yard offer all of the benefits of a backyard water feature while simultaneously giving your home an improved curb appeal. At Fontana Landscapes, we specialize in creating beautiful water features that look as natural as possible and we have a wealth of front yard water feature ideas that we would love to share with you.
Ideas for Front Yard Water Features
The front garden is the first thing that most guests see when visiting a home, and a front yard water feature can make a strong first impression. When constructing a water feature, the surrounding landscape is just as important as the water feature itself to create an ambience. Make sure that your plants and landscape features pair well with the stream, pond, or fountain that you implement. Some ideas for water features for your front yard include:
Pondless Stream or Waterfall with a Bridge
You do not need a massive amount of real estate to install a beautiful water feature. Pondless streams and waterfalls use hidden reservoirs to collect the water that cascades down their watery pathways, which means that they can be as short or as long as you desire. A small bridge that spans a stream and allows access from one section of the garden to another can add a nice flair to the landscape. For added beauty and complexity, have a waterfall lead into a meandering stream.
Ecosystem or Koi Ponds
To add an element of life to your front yard, install an ecosystem pond. These ponds feature plants, rocks, and fish that create a small, self-sustaining circle of life that requires very little maintenance. Koi ponds offer a home for some interesting new pets and can be very therapeutic to sit next to after a hard workday. Koi ponds and ecosystem ponds offer some of the most natural water feature options available and can completely revitalize a garden.
A fountain can make a nice focal point for your front garden. Whether it is a large and intricate fountainscape or a simple and small fountain, this water feature idea adds character and beauty to any landscape.
To find out more front yard water feature ideas, or to learn more about our water feature design and installation services, contact Fontana Landscapes at 778-990-9773 or fill out a contact form on our website.