blog cartoonWater Features In Landscape Design

Looking for ideas for water features in landscape design? Your search is over. We believe Water Features are a must-have when designing your landscape. They come in many variations and create a special ambiance.  Ponds, waterfalls, bubblers, reflection pools, infinity pots, spas, pools . . . whew, so many kinds to choose from. Do you want to add a touch of tranquility to your landscape? Or does your family enjoy relaxing in water? Good questions to ask yourself.

We hate to brag . . . but – Have you seen our water features?

Just kidding! Let’s start with three fountain pots in a stone setting. The subtle trickle is music to the senses. Click the photo to see how this stunning water feature complements a perfect landscape design.

Water feature in Landscape

An Urn water feature is magnificent near spa and pool. Lighting highlights this infinity bubbler increasing its subtle statement.  Visit this pool party to see other design elements.

Water feature in Landscape Design

This entrance way reflection pond is an excellent way to invite the water element into a landscape. The property has two additional water features.

Water Feature in Landscape

Another property’s front entrance shows off a different kind of water feature . . . a pond. We are sure you’ll agree, it’s a work of art, especially with its step-over walkway to a center island.

Water feature in Landscape

Ponds are a water feature favorite. This property has a smaller pond and bigger Koi fish. These Koi fish were gifted from grandparents and you can see they are larger in size. Koi ponds add an interesting element, a feeling of peace. You can almost feel the calm by viewing the photo. For fish lovers, a Koi pond might be an interesting design element.

Water Feature in landscape design

Next, this property boasts an enormous waterfall. Set on a hillside, it tumbles down, under the bridge and around the Outdoor Kitchen Island. Breathtaking, don’t you think.

Waterfall in landscape

Waterfalls can be effective on a smaller scale, for example a small hillside. Its design has more boulder spill-ways for visual drama. The landscape is gorgeous and this waterfall takes center stage.

Waterfall in landscape

While all of the above water features have been lovely, they are big landscape design features.  Water Features in landscapes can be smaller and just as effective. It’s the water essence and it’s melody that make them so enjoyable.


It’s no secret that water features in landscapes are ultra soothing and help you de-stress. They also help to reduce traffic noise by replacing it with sounds of trickling water. Waterfalls enhance the beauty of your property while increasing its value. Combine it with a pool or spa and you create landscape utopia. We know you’ll enjoy the juxtaposition in these landscape designs.


Reser has big, beautiful water elements. Starting at the top, a bubbler feature. From there, a waterfall passes the spa and plunge pool and spills down into a pond. A view patio overhangs the rippling water as it passes underneath the stairway and down over boulders.

In-ground custom spa w/water feature flowing through

Kimberlie Ct has an unassuming waterfall cascading from boulders near the in-ground spa and firepit patio. It meanders down and around, spilling into a koi pond. A mini-patio in the middle becomes an island of peace and relaxation. Notice the step-over boulder walkway.


The Coffee property hosts a focal point waterfall near the spa patio. Perfect for muting traffic noise, it draws nature into the landscape. The boulder stepping stones create a step-over bridge and become a pathway to the Firepit Island. Lush green grass with river rock borders accent the waterfall beautifully.

Waterfall Water feature with Step-over Pathway


Well not exactly stuck . .  but the spa is definitely in the middle of two great landscape elements. The waterfall flows down into a sheer descent spa with firepit backdrop. The Gibson property delivers a two in one water feature.



In-ground spas have exceptional looks, durability and potential for increasing home value make them a viable choice. In-ground spas heat to desired soak temperature quickly and they retain heat more efficiently due to the natural insulation of the earth. This one comes with a waterfall pouring into it.

An in-ground spa and waterfeaure

Speaking of Spas

In-ground spas are not only beautiful with light features and room for many, they can also be used year round. They invite hours of relaxation and appeal to every age group. They’re like mini-swimming pools. Of course, kids love playing in these watery retreats. Adults can join them or grab a soak to themselves, later. They bring families together for memory making while doubling as an entertainment feature for guests.

We’ve selected some Paradise Restored favorites for you to browse through. Click the photos to see how well the in-ground spa fits into the theme of water features in landscape design.

A perfect Pair – Fire and Water

Portland Landscape

Spa Patio – Water Feature on the Side

The Doaks love their above ground spa patio. They also love having a waterfall water feature next to their firepit and outdoor Kitchen. It is easy to see how water features

Spa Therapy

Let’s face it . . . the lure of an outdoor spa is powerfully irresistible. Soaking away a long day under the stars is backyard therapy. Some of the best backyards are the ones that draw the family out the back door . . . and the lure of an outdoor Spa is becoming a big part of it.

Spa Island hardscape patio

blog cartoon on PoolsShow Stopper Water Features in Landscape Design – Swimming Pools

How can we forget pools in the category Water Features? We can’t! Take a look at these show stoppers. Click on the photos to enjoy the the property thoroughly.

Outdoor Living & Pool Water Feature

Pool and landscape

Pool in landscape design

Hold On Blog Family . . . The Outdoor Living Guy (water feature expert) has this to say about Water Features in Landscape Design:

Thank you for joining us for water features in landscape design. As you can see, we love ‘all kinds’ and encourage water elements in many of our Landscape Designs. Our capable, artistic Designers are very good at visualizing what works best in landscapes of all sizes. Or you can look through additional properties in our gallery for more ideas:

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That’s A Wrap

Until Next time –  Get Outdoors – You can take your cell phone with You!

Kim thibodeau

Exterior Design Services

Landscape Blogger

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