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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Adding Features to Your Yard: Fountains, Retaining Walls & Koi Ponds

by Addison Washington

When you have a backyard that you love, you can add all kinds of features to your yard to make it your own. Whether you love the sound of a waterfall cascading down rocks, or you want a pond full of Koi, you have options when it comes to your backyard landscaping. If you are looking to add flair to your yard, you can talk with a local landscaper about your ideas. You can try ornamental fencing to create visual appeal, build a retaining wall to provide space for a small garden, or add wildlife to your landscape that will make your yard unique.

Installing a Fountain in Your Yard

If you want to hear the sound of rustling water in your yard and there's no natural brook, you can install a fountain in most locations. You'll need a water source, which can be as simple as a garden hose. There are so many choices for you to consider when it comes to a yard fountain. If you want subtle, a small fountain nestled within a flower bed is a great option. If you have a large space and you are going for a dramatic look, you can create a garden or patio around a large fountain that you choose to install.

Bringing Wildlife into Your Space

Koi ponds are a great way to bring wildlife into your yard. Many landscaping supply stores will have information on how to install a Koi pond in your yard. You can choose from small set ups, to larger, more complex ponds. You'll need to ensure that the water is the right acidity and that the plantings you purchase for the pond are safe for your fish. You may need to close your pond in the winter, if you live in an area where the water will freeze. You'll need to establish a tank within your home to house your Koi in the winter months.

Retaining Walls to Create Flat Spaces

One of the best benefits of building a retaining wall on your property is the ability to create a flat space using the wall. You can use the space to plant a garden, either vegetables or flowers. In addition, retaining walls can help even out an otherwise bumpy looking landscape.

When you want to add interest to your yard, consider a Koi pond, fountain or landscaping with retaining walls. You'll create a yard that you can enjoy for many years. Learn more by contacting landscapers like Just Pondering.