Sawyer Waterscaping

The Benefits of a Water Feature

Why do most people consider a water feature?   Well, for most people, tadalafil water provides soothing sights and sounds that help to relax and de-stress in today’s busy world.  People are fixated on living as close to water as possible.  Based on nation-wide averages, homes near bodies of water typically cost around 30% more than those homes that don’t.  For those who are not able to live near natural bodies of water, they are bringing home their own piece of nature with a pondless waterfall or a backyard pond ecosystem.  Along with the natural serenity and peacefulness, here is a list of other benefits provided from a water feature:

Home Improvement

When people are looking to sell their home, a professional built water feature can make their property stand out from the rest.  Pond-less waterfalls can provide attractive curb appeal, while backyard ponds increase a homes value much like a deck, patio, or gazebo.  The sound of a water feature will drown out noise from traffic or neighbors.  In addition, water features provide an interesting backdrop for entertaining while adding aesthetic appeal to your landscape.

Health and Wellness

Water features help provide the mental rest that most need after a long day.  According to the report, The Sustainable Sites Initiative-2009,  “… hospital patients who have a view of natural landscapes recover faster from surgery and require less pain medication.  In addition, heart rate, blood pressure, and other measures return to normal levels more quickly when people view natural rather than urban landscapes after a stressful experience.” The bottom line is, water combined in a natural landscape, has a calming and relaxing affect on us!

Family Time

Backyard water features create a gathering spot for family and friends.  The soothing sounds of water features act like a magnet pulling the family together.  If you are at all worried about your young children and a pond, consider a pond-less.  These water features provide the aesthetic, soothing sounds, with little to no maintenance, and shallow depths of water for a worry free environment.  Take it from me, a father of three, they will love it!

Environmental Conservation

Environmental sustainability has taken center stage in today’s world, and water plays an important role as the world’s greatest resource.  Although a water feature may take many gallons of water to fill initially, over the long haul it requires less water than the same area of lawn it replaced.  According to the EPA, most people can save at least a few hundred dollars a year by properly reworking their yard by altering the microclimate around a home with proper landscaping … Water tempers heat.  Even a small water feature can help.”  Water features attract all kinds of wildlife, from birds to butterflies, to frogs and salamanders.  Aquatic plants give water feature owners the chance to broaden your gardening horizons with choices that go beyond the standard day lily or daisy.  In addition, bird lovers will delight in the new variety of feathered friends that flock to a water feature.

In general, water features offer a magnitude of serenity and peacefulness missing in today’s busy lifestyles.  If constructed properly, a water feature not only will increase your property value, but it will offer an enticing and relaxing outdoor atmosphere for your entire family to enjoy.

• Meet the Author ➞ Gregg Sawyer


Gregg Sawyer has been designing and building water features since he was 12 years old...almost thirty years ago! Gregg started Sawyer Waterscaping, LLP in fall of 1999 and has been beautifying Southeastern Wyoming, Northern Colorado, and Western Nebraska since.


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