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Add A Backyard Waterfall

Adding a waterfall to a backyard is one way to connect the brain to nature, right in your own backyard. Ever noticed how much calmer you feel by a lake or an ocean? Listening to water and staring at water, be it a river, pond, lake, ocean or waterfall, sooths the 21stcentury brain besieged daily with push notifications, phone alerts and over all noise in our day. Reducing stress is one reason to add a waterfall, but there are a few more great reasons.

Block Out Noise

If a major street runs close to your property, a burbling waterfall becomes “white noise” to block out traffic or even your noisy neighbors. White noise machines typically include selections like raindrops, gentle waves and waterfalls.

Make A Backyard Unique

Size is less of a factor than you might think, a waterfall can fit in almost any yard. No two waterfalls will be exactly the same so it adds a touch of something special to the property. “Pondless” waterfalls will work in a small or awkward spaces, the water recirculates and continues to flow. Even areas with strict water conservation can have a backyard water element.

Attract Helpful Wildlife

Water is important for all of the helpful pollinators, such as birds, bees and butterflies. But there is also something magical about a dragonfly hovering over a waterfall and even a frog or two. Because the water is constantly flowing, it limits bacteria growth and is not a breeding ground for mosquitos.

Increase Property Values

Hopefully you choose to build a waterfall or water element for pure enjoyment, but a side benefit is that it will increase property values. Landscape design elements add value to property by improving the appearance. Most landscape design enhancements will be attractive to potential buyers.

A professional landscape designer, such as our team at Bolton Landscaping Design & Masonry, will create a waterfall that looks as if it was always part of the natural landscape. Let us build a low maintenance water element in your backyard. Call for a free estimate.


With over 40 years of serving customers in the Wilton, CT and surrounding area, Bolton Landscape Design & Masonry gives homeowners a new landscape they can enjoy for many years to come. More than a landscaper, Bolton creates outdoor environments that include walkways, patios, fireplaces, waterfalls, ponds, stone walls, fencing, and landscape lighting. All installations are expertly installed by our team. Contact us today for a free estimate for all of your landscape design needs. We look forward to dreaming up a one-of-a-kind new yard for you.


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