A Boring Backyard is Transformed with Refreshing Pond and Waterfalls

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. April is a great month to consider what changes you’d like to make in your backyard. Since we love water features, we can’t think of a better way to add beauty and interest to your outdoor living space than with some type of running water. Here’s an example of how a boring expanse of grass became a gorgeous oasis in the suburbs of Chicago.

Aquascape Backyard Pond with Bench
This landscape used to be all lawn and no pizzazz. Now, the homeowner can sit by their watery paradise on a  rustic bench. A variety of plants helps to blend the pond into the surrounding landscape.

Aquascape Backyard Transformation with Pond|
A few colorful koi enjoy the cool, clean waters of the pond. When you combine the right balance of fish, plants, filtration, circulation, and rock and gravel … your pond water will be clean and clear.

Aquascape Waterfall Drops
Waterfalls aerate the water, providing much needed oxygen for the overall health of the ecosystem pond.

Aquascape Backyard Waterfall
Careful placement of rocks help the water feature appear as though it’s always existed in the landscape.

Aquascape Waterfall Drop
Marginal plants like wet feet and should be placed near the edges of the pond. Not only do they help to filter the water, but they soften the edges of the rock and create a natural look.

Aquascape Stream
Normally, it takes about 3 years for a pond to look fully mature like this one with its lush plantscaping. This gorgeous water feature combines a babbling brook like this along with a larger waterfall.

Aquascape Frog in Stream
If you build it … they WILL come! A friendly frog enjoys a small burrow he found near the stream. He and his friends provide a beautiful chorus well into the evening.

Aquascape Land Bridge over Stream
A simple land bridge was added over the stream providing a way to explore and enjoy the pond from all sides.  Be sure to incorporate interactive areas into your pond where you can dangle your feet or feed the fish.

Aquascape Pond Transformation
Before and After photos show the refreshing transformation of this suburban Chicago yard. The homeowner will spend less time maintaining the pond than he did mowing the lawn!

Aquascape Backyard with Pond
Learn more about creating an ecosystem pond that’s naturally balanced. You’ll spend years enjoying all that nature has to offer when you add a little water to the landscape.