How a Pondless Waterfall Created an Outdoor Retreat

Newlyweds living in the suburbs of Chicago yearned for an entire backyard makeover after moving into their first home together. The landscape was typical of most homes in the area … a patio with an expanse of grass. The couple added a fence to the yard but didn’t realize their dreams of an outdoor retreat until the addition of a beautiful¬†Pondless Waterfall!

A Pondless Waterfall is basically a waterfall without a pond.
A Pondless Waterfall is basically a waterfall without a pond.
The couple’s new waterfall hugs the patio so that it can be enjoyed up close and personal.

By using rocks of various shapes and sizes, this waterfall appears as though it has always been there.
By using rocks of various shapes and sizes, the waterfall appears as though it has always been there.

Moss covered rocks lend an aged appearance to this water feature.
Moss covered rocks lend an aged appearance to the water feature.

enjoys listening to Enjoy the soothing sound of running water in your landscape.
Proper biological filtration ensures the water stays clean and clear.
The couple enjoys listening to the soothing sound of running water in their landscape.

A Patio Pond with aquatic plants was cleverly added to the edge of this waterfall's stream.
A Patio Pond with aquatic plants was cleverly added to the edge of the waterfall’s stream.

 

The couple’s Pondless Waterfall provides a refreshing background while enjoying summer days out on the patio. Instead of watching the grass grow, they now enjoy the beauty and sound of running water!