5 Creative Water Features to Add to Your Outdoor Space

Creative Water Features
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Everyone needs some quiet and relaxation every once in a while. Fortunately, you don’t have to book a costly airplane ticket to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can take time to rest and find peace in the comfort of your own home by adding water features to your backyard. If you are looking for creative landscape ideas, here are some water feature options to consider for your outdoor space:

- Waterfall Fountain

A waterfall fountain can be a welcome addition to your backyard. With its relaxing water sounds, you will feel transported to a beautiful wonder of nature. It can also be a mesmerizing focal point that will give you tranquillity every time you get a glimpse of it.

This water feature can be designed in several ways, including a pool waterfall, a water wall, a pond waterfall, or cascading containers. In addition, there are inexpensive waterfall projects available for DIY projects with household items, like clay pots or watering cans. But if you want a large-scale project with complex designs, consider reaching out to professionals.

- Self-Contained Fountain

Many water features require labour and lots of time for excavation, which means integrating them into your garden might not be ideal if moving house is your plan. The good news is there is a water feature called the self-contained fountain, which is easily transportable. What makes this different from other water features is all its parts are included in the fountain itself. It can also be placed indoors or outdoors, depending on your preferences and the aesthetics of your home.

- Floating Stepping Stones

Stepping stones can easily transform your garden into a magical land out of fairytales. They are best included across a large water feature, like a pond. To create a cohesive look, make sure that the colour of the stepping stones matches the material with the surrounding hardscape.

Remember that installing floating stepping stones can be difficult, especially if you are not trained and don’t have the necessary skills to complete this water feature. Hiring professionals is advisable.

- Recycled Water Feature

Building a water feature doesn’t have to be expensive. Creating one is possible using recycled materials that are likely found in your storage shed or garage. You just need to buy some basin, pump, or excavation equipment.

Some materials that can be recycled into a water feature are water bottles, wine bottles, and watering cans. Additionally, one outdoor project that conserves materials worth making is a drought-tolerant, low-maintenance succulent garden. The possibilities are endless, so get creative with your landscaping design!


Sprucing up your outdoor space is easy by introducing some fountains and floating stepping stones to your house. Whether you want to soothe your senses or add texture to your backyard, you can achieve it by installing some of the water features listed in this guide. Start elevating the ambiance and appearance of your favourite space at home by hiring professionals like us!

HML Construction is a landscaping company that specializes in landscape design and construction. We service across Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, and surrounding areas. Let us beautify your space with water features, outdoor lighting, natural stones, rock gardens, and more. Request a free quote today!

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