One of the wonderful qualities of New Hampshire is its natural beauty. Mountains, woods, and water intersect to form trickling brooks, animated waterfalls and quiet ponds teaming with wildlife. These qualities are among those that we all love the most about our state.
But why drive, or even just hike, to experience this beauty when you can have it on your own property, fully integrated with your landscape and outdoor living spaces? For over 1,000 years humans have learned to value the sight and sound of running water with its power to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Water feature design today requires a combination of technical expertise and artistic skills. To truly get the most out of your property let Raisanen Landscaping, LLC help you with a comprehensive water feature plan.
Don’t just think of a water feature as a “backyard thing”. Your front entry is where your guests form their first and most lasting impressions of your home. A small, background, water feature that adds a trickling sound to your entry way combined with some subtle lighting can elevate your guests’ arrival experiences.
Back yard ponds, streams and waterfalls, although not particularly complicated to install are still best done by a professional. The key to a successful design is that it must blend and look appropriate for the geometry and configuration of your property. All water courses and ponds will need a liner of some sort and a water recirculating system with a filter to keep the water oxygenated and clean. The edges of the liner should be hidden and blended in with rocks if your goal is to have a natural look. If it is to be a formal water feature, then the edges need to be finished with high quality, well-crafted materials.
The size and scale of the water feature’s components must relate to the surrounding land and structures. There is not much worse, from a design perspective, than an unusually high pile of rocks, leaning against a fence in the corner of the yard, with water running out of it. Raisanen Landscaping, LLC has seen hundreds of landscape designs. We know what works and what doesn’t; both aesthetically and technically.
A successful water feature design also integrates the water perimeter with the surrounding materials to provide earthen areas for waterside plant materials and some hardscape for access, viewing, and maintenance. Picking the right materials makes the difference between a water feature that just sits there and one that looks and feels like it is a part of your life.
If you are thinking about enhancing your property with a water feature such as a:
- koi pool,
- seating area,
- rainwater retention and reuse system,
- waterside planting,
Call Raisanen Landscaping, LLC at 603-886-7333 to set up a consultation appointment. Raisanen Landscaping, LLC is New Hampshire’s water feature expert for Merrimack, Nashua, Bedford, Hollis, Hudson, Amherst, Milford and Windham.