Over the last few years Waterscaping has experienced somewhat of a re-birth. There has been a huge surge in the interest in ponds and waterfalls. Whether the economic climate has played its part in encouraging people to stay at home and make the most of their surroundings remains to be seen. However, with the stresses of today’s modern world who could blame somebody for choosing to relax outdoors, on their very doorstep, in front of a water feature that they themselves designed?

When dreaming of these tranquil days most people, not surprisingly, imagine a waterfall as the centre piece of their little corner of heaven. What could possibly be more relaxing than hearing the ripple of water at the end of a long stressful day? The question is where do you start planning for the installation of a waterfall in your own back garden?

The good news is a lot of the hard work has already been done for you, as the keen gardener can simply go out and purchase a waterfall kit. Whilst it’s relatively simple to build a waterfall and add desired features in your own garden the challenge is probably in the features themselves, and ensuring your finished product stands out as your own work. Like any other DIY project there are a variety of shapes, sizes and materials to select from and you can tailor them to fit your plans, and budget. Once completed there is nothing to stop you enhancing your creation with even more features including rocks, plants and fish.

It’s a big consideration whether to have plants and fish in a pond or to stick with just a waterfall. Plants and fish bring their own complications; for instance fish need clean water, meaning the filtration system needs to be safe and effective. Also with fish there are other considerations such as the size of the pond, and location of the waterfall. However, irrespective of your desired design you should be able to find a waterfall kit to fit the mould.

The most important thing to consider when contemplating a waterfall is its position in your garden, as you will need to have a slope to ensure optimum performance. If you have an existing slope, all well and good, but if you need to build one yourself please do not attempt it unless you are an accomplished landscaper. We would strongly recommend that you hire the services of a licensed landscaper to carry out this work. Heathland Aquatic Engineering would be delighted to assist you in this respect, and provide you with a no obligation quote.

Once you have your design and location in mind you are ready to go out and buy the waterfall kit that contains all the relevant features you are looking for. If you are the type of person that is competent at normal DIY projects installing your waterfall will probably be well within your skill-set, and make a very rewarding weekend project. If you have any doubts at all then, again, we would recommend hiring the services of a professional landscaper such as Heathland Aquatic Engineering to carry out the work. Whichever route you take, once completed and the water, rocks, ornaments, plants and fish have been included, it’s time to step back and admire the view. The only thing left to do then is decide whether you use your little corner of heaven to escape the world and his wife or to invite some friends round to enjoy it with you!

Water features are undoubtedly attractive and will enhance your garden and overall property ‘feel’.

We supply all fountain equipment and installation services to both domestic and commercial clients in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, London and throughout the United Kingdom. For more information and advice about any of our fountain or waterscaping products or water feature and waterfall construction please email info@heathlandaquaticengineering.co.uk or call 0800 3891190.