Backyard Water Features – Small water features are a welcome addition to any backyard. The relaxing sounds of water are relaxing to listen to and help create a connection with nature and animals. You can choose from many small low-cost features, small water sources, small waterfalls, including many varieties of disappearing waterfalls that do not require ponds and birdbaths. Waterfalls can also be added to small garden ponds.
There are numerous types of self-supporting small backyard water fountains. Most are fairly easy to install, inexpensive and can be completed in a single afternoon. Table fountains are for sale, as are the medium-sized fountains that make a beautiful backyard focal point. Mounting wall fountains come in smaller sizes and can be very attractive in the landscape on the right. Such sources contain separate basins to collect water and pump again. It is possible to build a container source from a wide range of materials, including terracotta pots, clay urns or galvanized tubs.
Small waterfalls are another beautiful feature for an oasis in the courtyard. Many kits are available for purchase in a wide range of styles and sizes. An unusual option has a disappearing waterfall, which does not require a pond to function. Such waterfalls function as a current and the water disappears underground when the waterfall is off. This reduces electricity consumption and also maintains the formation of chain algae. Waterfalls can also be added to small ponds to keep the water clear and add a nice decorative touch.