A whimsical statue and water fountain animate this lovely water feature. Trimmed shrubs and powdery pink Cherry Blossoms surround the pool deck beside a French Provincial home.
This stunning contemporary home has a neutral exterior with an abundance of windows that showcase a grand spiral staircase, chic living room and other indoor spaces. A narrow backyard water feature showcases black stone accents, while a covered porch area provides the ideal outdoor space for relaxing.
Large stones serve as restful art in this modern, zen backyard. A classic rock garden features rows of succulents, while subtle lighting accents the wood garden wall and water feature. A shaded seating area rests nearby.
High-back, bamboo chairs provide comfortable, modern outdoor seating in this courtyard. A small, in-ground water feature creates a serene atmosphere before entering the home.
Pool and landscape lighting give a luxurious glow to this tropical swimming pool design. The deep blue of the pool pops against the neutral tones in the landscaping. Small tile structures in the pool support water features, giving the pool a feel of motion. Palm trees complete the oasis vibe and add color to the space.
This front yard was designed to blend visually stimulating and calming elements to create thought-provoking social spaces. A contemporary water feature spills out over glossy black stones to calm, comfort and unify.
A simple water feature makes a big impact on this minimalist patio. A strategically placed window allows for viewing from both indoor and outdoor vantage points.
Landscape architect Colwell Shelor transformed an exposed, conventional brick house on a hill into a bold, modern residence and garden united with the prairie in Dodge City, Kansas. The water feature brings clean lines and a calming element to the award-winning outdoor space.
The Oak Court home in Dallas, Tex., features a simple yet elegant courtyard, perfect for entertaining. Ferns are planted along the entry wall for softness, but the the real showstopper is a sleek water feature with jets that light up at night.
A tile wall runs the length of this crystal-blue swimming pool adding color and including multiple fountains and planters. A built-in hot tub sits to the side of the pool next to a beautifully landscaped patio space with grass growing in a geometric design. A thriving area of flowers, palm trees and ornamental grasses lines the pool with bountiful color.
A water feature is the focal point at the center of this fun and eclectic backyard hangout. A wood structure lined with metal screening encloses spaces to dine, relax and otherwise entertain. Vessels scattered throughout the courtyard hold plantings of various sizes and shapes, bringing life to the space.
This water feature uses a series of small waterfalls to move around a corner and down in a stair step style. The look of the concrete walls is softened by the flowing water and given color from the natural hues of the interior stone.
Earth, fire and water – this Tuscan-inspired courtyard in Southern California has every element in place. With ample plantings in both containers and beds, the garden has a lush ambiance that ushers users out of the city and straight into an oasis of relaxation. Square terra cotta tiles kick up the charm and add a unique touch.
A water feature snakes through a shady woodland landscape. Choose the right plants and consider both light conditions and whether the area is dry or wet when planning your garden.
What can a square backyard do? House a phenomenal place to swim. This shot of a backyard swimming pool by BioNova Natural Pools demonstrates how an average yard can be transformed into a living water paradise!