Stunning Backyard Design Ideas

Have you ever dreamed about turning your backyard into one of those luxury landscapes you’ve seen on TV or in magazines? You know, the ones with beautiful natural water features like cascading waterfalls, recreation ponds, babbling brooks, bending streams, and koi ponds with colorful fish?

There are endless options for having backyard water features installed. And you’d be surprised at what your property is capable of. With the right professional design team, you can have a gorgeous outdoor aquascape that’ll be the envy of your friends and neighbors. Here are some of the many ideas you can choose from.

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Top backyard water feature ideas

Recreation Ponds

Recreation ponds are the ultimate in backyard luxury. These water features are self-sustaining ponds that you can admire from afar or wade right into. Self-sustaining means they pretty much clean themselves and require very little maintenance. With natural stone surroundings that trickle with lovely waterfalls, you’ll enjoy endless hours of the utmost scenic beauty right outside your door. 


Don’t have the space for a large pond? Pond-less waterfalls are ideal for smaller yards. Choose from a variety of sizes and materials, from a quiet stream over river rocks, to a tall hardscape spilling over an intricately designed rock wall. Or, add a contemporary feel with a gentle spill over artistically constructed flagstone. 

Brooks and Streams

Have you ever gone on a hike or stroll through nature and seen how soothing a gentle stream can be? Well, why not bring the best of nature to your own home! A beautiful babbling brook can be installed to look as though it belongs. Add elegant LED lighting for the ability to appreciate the sights and sounds after dark.

Water Gardens

Water gardens and koi ponds provide you with relaxing sights and sounds. Sitting beside your peaceful pond is a perfect way to unwind after a long day (just add your favorite book or beverage). A small water garden can fit beside your home for easy access. Or, you can extend a hardscape around it, such as a natural stone patio or high-quality pavers.


Already have an in-ground pool that you love? Change up the hardscape for a beautiful new design that fits right into your landscape. Have a look at our hardscape options on our website; the colors, textures, and designs options are numerous, and we can customize your hardscape to your liking.

We are committed to providing exceptional quality and workmanship. If you are looking to learn about ponds, or you are interested in having a water garden installed, contact us today for a quote!