Make a Splash with a Spectacular Water Feature

Summer is starting to peek around the corner, and that means more time outside! With long, hot afternoons, lazy barbecues, outdoor parties, and drippy Popsicles on the grass, summer is the time to be outdoors. And that means that it’s time to whip your yard into shape.

If you’re looking to give your yard some wow factor, look no further. A water feature – also known to us common folk as a fountain – introduces a new dimension of beauty and relaxation to any outdoor space. Imagine that summer party/barbecue/afternoon/hangout session with the soothing sound and mesmerizing visual of cascading, trickling, or otherwise running water (without running to find the culprit who left the hose on); it’s an entirely different experience!

Check out some of our favorite water features and start dreaming of yours.

There are the simple yet effective models: a sheet or stream of water, strategically placed for maximum impact:

Pool by Phil Kean Designs
Pool by Goodman Fabrications / Bluflame – Fire / Water
Pool by Platinum Poolcare
Then there are the more complex, sophisticated versions:
Pool and Deck by Bradford Products
Pool by H2O Designs
Photo credit: Kadir Asnaz Photography
Landscape by tlclandscapes
And the all-out, eye-catching, jaw-dropping stunners like this high-tech water feature:
Pool by Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

Just because you don’t have (or want) a pool, you don’t have to miss out on a fabulous water feature:

Newform Minimal Samurai Stainless Steel Double Floor-Mounted Water Sculpture
Landscape by Charles McClure
Patio by D-CRAIN Design and Construction
Porch by Studios 1019
Patio by Paul Alvarez
Landscape by Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture
Landscape by Aquascape
Landscape by Pearson Landscape Services
Landscape by Cre8tive Interior Designs
If you’re intrepid (and minimally¬†handy), you can even do it yourself!
Table top waterfall by Elayne Lansford

Click here for a tutorial.

How do you spend the long summer days?