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The Different Types of Water Features

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As it starts to get warmer out, more and more households are beginning to call their local Utah landscapers to get a head start on their landscape designs. While It can be hard to decide on what you want to include in your landscape, one thing that you’re definitely going to want to consider is a water feature. Water features add value and style to any outdoor living space, but it’s important to know which feature will work best for your home and for your taste.

From waterfalls to natural ponds, there are various different water features that you can add to create the landscape of your dreams. Here are some of the most common water features that our Utah landscapers recommend you look into installing this year.

Natural Ponds

Natural ponds are some of the most basic water features out there, and they are also one of the most popular additions. When it comes to the construction of a natural pond, your local Utah landscapers would need to excavate a hole and line it with rigid or flexible liner. Then, a filtration system is installed along with a submersible pump to keep the water clean. That’s it, that’s all the work that goes into the natural pond. While simple, they are visually pleasing and will make your outdoor living space feel more natural.


Fountains are another simple, yet elegant type of water feature that can be customized to your heart’s desire. Fountains can be a great standalone feature that can include various statues, built-in sconces, or can even be equipped with lighting to make them stand out in the dark. If you’re looking for a more relaxed water feature for your landscape, but you don’t really want something as big as a pond, a fountain is a perfect option for you.

Swimming Pools

This is a more complex water feature, but pool builders would be happy to help add a pool to your backyard. These are without a doubt the most popular water features, as they add value and aesthetic to your home, not to mention, you’ll have a place to have fun and cool off during the hot summer days.

Standard Waterfalls

Waterfalls are another great standalone feature, though, they are another complex feature that will require you to call your local Utah landscapers. The height of your waterfall will depend on how much space you have available in your backyard. The size of your yard ultimately determines how expensive your waterfall will be, not to mention, how noisy they will be.

There are a ton of water features that you can add to your outdoor living space, and the Utah landscapers here at Mellco Landscaping are more than happy to help you review your options and start planning your dream landscape design.