How a Chicago Suburbanite Transformed their Backyard with Water

Some people are just avid gardeners and have a green thumb. And then there are those who love water in the landscape and wear a blue thumb! Such is the case for this suburban Chicago homeowner who filled his landscape with waterfalls, fountains, and a pond.

An ecosystem pond can be low-maintenance if you include fish and aquatic plants to help balance the water quality.
An ecosystem pond can be low-maintenance if you include fish and aquatic plants to help balance the water quality.

A beautiful waterfall helps to aerate the pond and drown out nearby traffic noise.
A beautiful waterfall helps to aerate the pond and drown out nearby traffic noise.

A wooden bridge invites you to explore a backyard water feature further.
A wooden bridge invites you to explore further.

A stacked slate fountain urn becomes architecture in the garden.
A stacked slate fountain urn becomes architecture in the garden.

A group of basalt columns take center stage in this lush garden.
A group of basalt columns take center stage in this lush garden.

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