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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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Stone Choices for Pool Deck

A pool deck surface should be heat resistant, slip resistant and durable. If you are going to spend the time and budget to build a swimming pool in your backyard, the pool deck should also be beautiful! Natural stones are a wonderful option that satisfy all of the prerequisites for a heat and slip resistant, […]

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Drought in Connecticut

Drought in Connecticut

Another Reason To Conserve It might be hard to believe considering the recent weather, but Connecticut is in the midst of one of the most severe droughts since the 1960’s.  Now we all know that Mother Nature has a mind of her own. Take California for example. After years of devastating drought, California is seeing […]

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