A pondless water feature is a great way to have a waterfall without an actual pond. For many homeowners this is a better option than having a true pond.
These water features can be a very creative and typically include rocks and boulders set at the edges, flowing water, and one or many waterfalls in the design.
It can even look like a stream, the difference being it does not end in an actual pond, but in decorative stone.
There are many advantages to a pondless water feature.
Take a look at this video which will give you a good idea of how it works and how lovely one can be.
How Does This Water Feature Work?
Water from the falls seep into gravel or decorative pebbles at the bottom of the water feature. From here it gets pumped back up to the top, flowing back down again. Simple! There are some parts to it such as the filter, pump etc. which make up the pondless waterfall kits.
Placement Of The Pondless Water Feature
1. Place it in the landscape as a focal point, with planting beds all around. Place an outdoor bench nearby so that you can sit and enjoy watching it and hearing the sound of the water.
2. Install in a cozy corner of your garden.
3. Have it end right up against a patio design. Then whenever you sit outside on the patio, you will be able to enjoy it closeup. See Patio Ponds
Landscape Plants Near the Pond
Use a mixture of perennial flowers, shrubs, and if you have the room, even an ornamental tree. Plan for all season color. Be as elaborate or creative as you like...include some ornamental grasses, such as Fountain Grass or Japanese Blood Grass. These always look great near water.
"Susan, what a pleasure it was to work with you. You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at night and always so quickly! Your design is amazing and we only hope we can do justice to it when we plant. You have such fantastic ideas and you are so open to suggestions and changes. Loved working with you - now if you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"
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