When was the last time you spruced-up your backyard? If you are looking for a fun new home project adding a backyard water feature might just be the right move for you. Here are some beautiful ways to incorporate water into your backyard.

Koi Pond

Adding a backyard water feature is a wonderful way to be one with nature, and to create a peaceful, serene environment for your family. A great way to do this is with a Koi pond. Not only does it allow you to have some beautiful fish in your backyard, but “a koi pond on one’s property is said to improve the flow of positive energy and serenity.”

koi pond in backyard
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Water Wall

Not to be confused with the other water feature on this, the waterfall, a water wall is a great way to create shade and divide outdoor space. This will be a great feature for smaller yards that want to incorporate something beautiful into the landscape.

backyard water wall
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A classic water feature that can’t be forgotten is a fountain. Adding a fountain to your backyard can be a great way to provide some cooler spaces around your backyard, especially if your yard isn’t very shady. Plus, there are so many different designs to choose from that you’re sure to find one to fit your ideal backyard aesthetic.

backyard fountain surrounded by flowers and plants
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Garden Creek

This one will take a bit more work, but a babbling garden creek is a wonderful backyard water feature to make you feel like you are right in the forest. This water feature is ideal for larger backyards and for homeowners who want to incorporate something into a large portion of their yard.

backyard water feature creek and waterfall
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Disregarding TLC’s advice, we’re definitely chasing the waterfalls here. A backyard waterfall can be a great addition to a pool or even just as way to incorporate some cool shady spots in the backyard.

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Bonus: Hot Tub

Looking for something relaxing as well as great for decompressing your muscles? A hot tub is a great option for you. Here are some things to look for and consider if you’re looking into a hot tub.

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Regardless of what you choose, adding a backyard water feature to your home can be a great way to promote relaxation, peace, and even being one with nature. If you’re thinking about adding one of these features to your backyard, visit us at our next home show to talk with the local experts in your area.