Top 5 Reasons to Get a Water Feature

A water feature is a form of landscaping that focuses on water, such as a fountain, pool, stream or waterfall. If you’ve thought about adding a water feature to your landscaping but weren’t sure why, here are the top five reasons you should get one.

  1. Home Improvement
  2. The most common reason for investing in a water feature is to improve the resale value of your home. The National Association of Realtors conducted a study in 2007 that concluded almost one buyer in five considered landscaping to be an important factor in their decision to purchase a house.

  3. Family Time
  4. A water feature such as a pond can create an area for your family and guests to gather around. This is an ideal location for a family cookout, especially during the summer. A pond also provides an opportunity for children to learn about aquatic plants and animals.

  5. Health
  6. Streams and waterfalls can provide a variety of health benefits. The sound of water trickling over stones can reduce your blood pressure and allow you to relax after a hard day. A 2007 study from the Sustainable Sites Initiative found hospital patients recovered from surgery more quickly when they had a view of a natural landscape.

  7. Environmental Conservation
  8. A pond can help conserve the environment by attracting animals such as birds, butterflies and frogs. It will also require less water than the lawn it replaces in the long run.

  9. Money Savings
  10. Water is an effective insulator. A landscape that makes proper use of water features can reduce heating bills by up to 30 percent and cooling bills by up to 50 percent, according to the US Department of Energy.

At Stone People, we specialize in water features, so when you’re ready to have yours installed by professionals, give us a call!

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