A water feature can transform an ordinary, regular backyard into something extraordinary, enhancing your home’s aesthetic appeal. It can help create a soothing, calming, and healthy atmosphere. In addition to increasing the aesthetic appeal of your landscape, it can improve its functionality by way of creating a destination to hang out with friends and family.

Here are some salient benefits of water features from Sweetwater Landscapes, a Santa Rosa-based landscape contractor.

Health Benefits of Water Features

Believe it or not, water features can have several health benefits. Spending some time near a water feature, enjoying the sights and sounds of water is a great way to unwind and de-stress after a long day at work. Science has even proven the negative Ions released into the air by moving water has a very beneficial health benefit. Healing gardens more often than not include some type of water feature.

Studies have found that being near water, watching it flow, and listening to the sound of flowing water can reduce blood pressure and stress. Water is famed for its therapeutic benefits. Research suggests that being close to a water feature can stimulate the endocrine gland to secrete feel good hormones.

Attract Wildlife to Your Landscape

Adding a water feature to your yard is a great way to transform it into a year-round wildlife haven. A water feature can attract wildlife such as dragonflies, birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden.

Spending some time in your yard watching birds and butterflies go about their business is a great way to break free from the mundane. Wildlife also plays an important role in keeping ecosystems functional. Bees and other pollinators are vital to a healthy garden as well.

Reduced Noise Pollution

Sound produced by moving water absorbs ambient noise to a great extent. It also creates soothing sounds that drown out annoying noises produced by barking dogs and traffic noises.

Help You Sell Your Home Quicker

A water feature can transform your property into the jewel of your neighborhood. If you plan to put your home on the market, a water feature can help you sell it faster and you may even be able to demand a higher price.

Sweetwater Landscape is one of the most trusted water feature installation companies in Santa Rosa. We have years of experience bringing our clients’ design ideas to life. To make an appointment, call (707) 887-0140.