One of the best kind of water features to add to your home and property is the stream. In most cases this isn’t one that you can do yourself, but they are lovely, increase the drainage on your property, and offer you some added advantages.
Making a stream is a fairly major undertaking. Even if it’s a small one, but the resultant landscaping and what you get in return, better drainage and other things will make it well worth the time and money that you expend on the project.
The beauty of a stream in your yard is that it will permit for better drainage than you have now. Water can run on any small slope and if there isn’t one that falls at least an inch every ten feet of so, you can add your own. The larger the slope, the more you have room for things like waterfalls and other small features, so long as you don’t overdo the process.
Landscapers say that the biggest problem with adding water features to your yard is that many people tend to add more than the yard or property actually has room for so the process is very much out of synch to the room that is available.
Consider adding some native plants and rocks around your stream to bring in the wildlife to drink and feed. This serves a dual purpose.
The process of making your stream go really is not all that involved. Simple pumps and minimal electricity are involved in it so the cost to operate is not all that large in most cases. Gravity does a great deal of the work for you and if you’re interested in lighting the area, solar lighting, which costs nothing to operate, can be easily installed along the banks of your stream.
Even in very dry climates the stream needs water added only about once a month. Getting into the water features that are possible in your yard or property can raise the value of your property quite startlingly. Consider what a water feature such as a stream can add to the value and the beauty of your yard.