Many consumers with backyards dream about doing something with their yards, but lack the time or the motivation or they just cannot seem to make that connection from their vision into a realistic plan. They may have seen a friends or neighbors backyard that is really attractive, but just cannot make that leap from their own plain Jane yard with grass and a fence into a personal paradise that they can enjoy every day.
Landscaping a backyard is not really that difficult when you use an expert like the folks at Water Landscape Design Calgary. If you have a general idea of what you would like for your backyard, perhaps based on someone else’s yard or a picture that you have seen, they can quickly come up with a design that fits the space you have in your backyard and employs ponds and streams to add that extra beauty and tranquility that you have been looking for.
They also make sure that landscaping a backyard with a pond and stream takes advantage of ecologically friendly, low maintenance and affordable designs. Designs are matched to your budget while at the same time ensuring that you have a pond or stream or both that will compliment your home and add value to your home. We also know that consumers are busy with their everyday lives of work and raising families. They do not have a lot of extra time to spend on maintaining their homes, let alone maintaining backyard water landscapes. That’s why we make sure these water landscapes are low maintenance, with automatic water levelers and skimmers to catch debris.
Maintenance packages are also available for home owners who install a water landscape that offers them a variety of maintenance plans. With up to 16 visits that can be scheduled plus winter closing and spring openings, your water landscape in your backyard can be something of beauty with little personal effort. This provides more time for consumers to enjoy a small slice of nature right in their own backyard any time of the day.
How Does the Design Process Work for Landscaping A Backyard With A Pond and Stream
It begins with a phone call to our offices and setting up an appointment to visit your backyard. We will take measurements and based on the space there is to work with, we will review various potential designs that may appeal to what you have been considering. We of course will try to take into account as much as possible your requirements as well within the limits of the space available, the materials we work with and of course budget.
Once there is a general idea of the broad design of the water landscape, the next step is to prepare a plan with an estimate of materials and labor requirements so that a final estimate can be reviewed. During the review changes can be incorporated and once approved, we will use ground paint to lay out the design on the grass of your yard to provide the customer with an idea of the final location and the general layout. This ground paint also tells our foreman exactly where the pond and stream will go and how it will be laid out in your yard so that there are no misunderstandings when it comes time to actually begin the construction.
Once all of the work is completed and all cleanup has been finished, your water landscape with pool and stream is ready for display to your friends and neighbors. You will get to enjoy the serenity of having nature so close and pretty soon you will see a variety of birds using your yard as a safe sanctuary. Many people tell us they cannot believe the wildlife that show up in their yards and how much enjoyment they receive as a result.
How About Maintenance
Once we are finished landscaping a backyard with a pond and stream or perhaps even a waterfall, there is usually very little maintenance that is needed. Water levels must be maintained and this is usually done with an automatic water level monitor. In situations where there is a lot of wind, you may need to clean out debris that gets blown into the water landscape. In addition over the summer, your plants will grown and sometimes they need to be thinned out a bit to even out the growth.
In the fall, all equipment should be removed and cleaned. You may store this in your garage or basement whichever is more convenient as long as all water has been removed. In the spring a general clean up is required, the water balance should be adjusted and the water level raised to the desired level. Once all of the pumps and pipes are re-installed, your water landscape is ready for another season of providing you with enjoyment with nature in your very own backyard.
Water Landscape Design Calgary offers landscape services, design and installation in the Calgary, Edmonton or Red Deer areas. Give them a call today to set up an appointment to begin the process of designing and installing a beautiful water landscape involving ponds and streams in your backyard. Call today.