Landscape Rock Project #2: Fountain or Water Feature
Don’t worry – a water feature doesn’t have to be an elaborate, multi-level waterfall. While not the cheapest of landscape rock projects, standalone fountains can be a one-day installation job and provide an additional relaxing ambience with the sound of trickling water. Why not have a garden accent that provides both visual and audible pleasure? You’ll thank yourself for years to come.
Fountains are made of concrete, fiberglass, resin or other manufactured materials, or cut from of real stone for a richer look. When you choose a fountain, pick up a reservoir and pump at the same time (Southwest Boulder & Stone locations and most home improvement stores carry everything you need in one place).
Cost: Faux basalt fountains are around $200, real cut stone pieces like stone bowls and balls start at $250, and gorgeous one-of-a-kind basalt and onyx pieces can be well over $1,000. When budgeting for any fountain project, factor in about $125 for equipment. Solid stone bird baths start around $250 depending on size.
To make adding a water feature even easier and cheaper, go with that bird bath instead of a fountain. The bird bath will still look great as a display item in your yard (in addition to attracting local birds) and doesn’t require any setup other than filling it to the brim occasionally. Fountains and bird baths are both great focal points for an outdoor space; you can’t go wrong!
If you’re interested in custom-made rock water features and fountains, we now offer custom stone fabrication for anything you can dream up!