August 9, 2018

Five reasons to consider a waterfall

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A waterfall is always a showstopper. These dramatic water features can turn even the dullest space into the centerpiece of your yard.

Many folks think a waterfall requires a ton of space – and a ton of money. But that’s not true. A waterfall can fit into most spaces and most budgets.

Here are five things you might not know about waterfalls – and why you should consider one for your space.

1. You don’t need a pond to have a waterfall.

Surprising but true! Pondless waterfalls are a popular way to introduce moving water to a space without dedicating a lot of real estate to a water feature. With a pondless waterfall, there’s a deep reservoir with a pump that sends water into an overflowing waterfall spillway. Then, the liquid falls back into the basin. Pondless waterfalls are an easy way to introduce moving water to a small space. They’re also a great option for people who want to get their feet wet but aren’t quite ready for a large pond.

2. Waterfalls keep your water feature healthy.

In an ecosystem water feature, you need a balance to keep clear, healthy water. Plants absorb excess nutrients from the water and fish eat up pesky algae. When a waterfall is part of the ecosystem, it does its fair share of work. Waterfalls oxygenate a pond, helping supply fish with plenty of healthy, aerated water. The moving water of a waterfall also encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria that keep algae at bay. A waterfall contributes to the overall balance of a water feature, no matter the size.

3. Waterfalls are low maintenance.

Taking care of a pondless waterfall is simple. You’ll need to keep an eye on water levels and top it off every few weeks to make up for what’s lost through evaporation. Add some weekly bacteria treatments, keep leaves and debris clear of the reservoir and … that’s about it!

4. The sound of running water relieves stress.

Anyone who’s ever enjoyed a vacation around water knows this is true. Running water helps us leave our stresses behind. But you don’t have to travel to find that kind of relaxation. With a pondless waterfall, tranquility can be found right outside your door. Waterfalls also enhance the social life of a yard. You know how everybody is always drawn to the kitchen? Outside, it’s water features that act as magnets at any gathering.

5. Pondless waterfalls can be adapted to a larger water feature in the future.

Pondless waterfalls are flexible. You can set one up with a small basin now, then easily expand your water feature in the future. Keep that in mind when you plan your waterfall. In addition to making sure it’s visible from your favorite spot, leave extra space just in case you want to add a pond later. Many people find that pondless waterfalls are the gateway to full-fledged water gardening!

Learn more about pondless waterfalls

There’s a waterfall that’s right for you, and Good Earth Water Gardens can help you create it. We are happy to visit with you about the equipment needed and what to look for in a suitable space. Our team can also install a pondless waterfall to make your dreams a reality.

 To learn more, give us a call at 913-749-8090. You can also reach out online. We look forward to visiting with you!

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