Fountains and Waterfalls

The soothing sight and sound of bubbling water can add ambiance to your outdoor living space and mask unwanted noise. Here are some ideas of how to incorporate some natural "music" in your backyard.

Small Fish in a Big Pond Photo by watergardengirl

Serious Water Feature

RMSer watergardengirl says it took a year to build this series of waterfalls and 30' x 18' pond next to their deck. \"We hauled 60 tons of rock from 150 miles away,\" she says.

Fountain With Tile Wall

Fire and Water

In this contemporary design by Mitch Kalamian, the fountain-and-fire feature exudes an Asian flair.

Fairchild blue floor

Recycling More Than Water

Sustainability is at its best with recycled tile and glass and porous gravel flooring in this Mediterranean courtyard. Design by Katrina Leonidov Fairchild

River Rock Waterfall

A Feast for the Senses

This three-tiered waterfall takes advantage of a sloped backyard, connecting a formal outdoor dining area above with a second patio below. Design by Katrina Leonidov Fairchild

Outdoor Wall Water Fountain

Simply Elegant

Copper and stone create this minimalist fountain, designed by Sierra Hart.

Contemporary Water Feature

In the Flow

Landscape architect Chad Robert says this outdoor space was designed to \"blend visually stimulating and calming elements at the same time to create thought-provoking social spaces.\"

soothing mediterranean styled fountain

New Life for Classic Columns

Existing columns from the home's exterior were repurposed to create this French-themed fountain. A dark stone backdrop completes the look. Design by Mitch Kalamian

stunning blue tiled fountain highlights terrace

Turning Up the Volume

Designed by Scott Cohen, this Mediterranean-inspired double fountain and bubbler provides a cooling oasis for this patio.

Decorative Stone Water Feature

Colorful Fountain

Colored glass provides the finishing touch for this mosaic-style stone fountain, as seen on Yard Crashers.

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