Decks can be quite the spot for entertaining and many people are adding different elements to their decks to make them more serene and relaxing. Some of these elements are comfortable seating with fluffy cushions, flowers and lighting at night, but another element people are adding are water fountains or other water features. If this sounds like a good idea for your deck, you will want to check out some of these following options. However, you must remember that water is heavy, so you may need to make some adjustments to your deck so that it can hold the weight safely and securely. No one wants to install a new water feature only to have the deck collapse.
Self Contained Water Features for the Deck
Self contained water features are sometimes the best, because they do not take up a lot of space. They fit in well as a main focus or in a corner out of the way. If you use it in a corner, then you can surround the area with beautiful flowers. If you cannot find a self contained water feature that you like, then you can always build one using a trough and a water feature kit. Another option is a garden barrel that is accented with pond plants and other foliage.
Running Water and Waterfalls on the Deck
One way to encourage more relaxing on your deck is to install a modern Zen garden with a waterfall. This works best if your deck is basically on the ground. At one end of the deck, you need to build a wall. On the ground in front of the wall, you will need a half circle for the waterfall and pond area and then you can surround the area with succulents or other beautiful flowers. Your local home improvement store should have all of the supplies that you need in order to install the waterfall feature.
A cascading concrete water feature is elegant and easy to maintain. The concrete sections can be installed according to the dimensions of your existing deck and the water will flow over the stones set inside.
There are so many options available for water features on a deck or patio. Since you can use almost any type of object or material, you can use your imagination and probably design a water feature that no one else has. The biggest concern homeowners have with deck water features, other than weight of course, is mosquitoes. No one wants to create a mosquito breeding ground on the deck, right? There are a few environmentally safe products on the market that prevent mosquito issues in standing water around your home. Do some research and find the one you trust.
We’re conveniently located in Decatur, just minutes from Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Call us at 404-378-6962 to schedule a design consultation with our designers and to discuss the details of adding a water feature to your deck before the 2016 summertime entertainment begins.