Pros and Cons to Adding Water Features to Your Landscape

Whether you've already landscaped your yard, or you're just getting started - sometimes you just want to add something special. A water feature could be just what you need to take your landscaping to the next level. Deciding to take this step in construction is a big step, and you may want to know all of the ins and outs to having one of these beautiful additions to your yard. Here are a few different types of water features you can consider, the pros and cons to them all, and how the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you.


Ponds are a popular choice when deciding to add a new water feature to your Lake of the Ozarks landscape. You can add fountains, waterfalls, fish and more to this fun water feature. There are a few cons, but the pros are definitely beneficial.


  • Construction is not time consuming
  • Natural and peaceful look.


  • Flexible liners can puncture and leak
  • Filtration systems can be noisy
  • You must keep your water clean and prevent algae can be challenging.

Wall Fountains

This type of water feature is very space friendly, which makes it perfect for a smaller yard. You can still get the benefit of having a peaceful water feature, without taking up all of the space. It can also be good if you have young children and you don't want them in the water.


  • Great for a small yard
  • Installation and construction is easy



A stream could be just the backyard water feature you are looking for if your yard has more space. It can also be a beautiful option if you have a sloping terrain, or lots of steep hills in your backyard.


  • A stream is very customizable
  • You can build off of existing water features
  • With the right accessories we can make your stream look natural


  • You will need a pump and filtration system
  • It can require quite a bit of digging
  • Construction and maintenance can be pricey, but we can help you maintain this feature, and keep the cost as low as possible.

Hire a Landscape Team at the Lake of the Ozarks That YOU Can Trust

You can trust that Paradise Landscaping will create a landscape for you and your family that you will LOVE. From custom flower gardens that compliment your home perfectly, to water feature that accent the natural beauty your yard already has - we look forward to creating a masterpiece for you. We are the best landscaper at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we got to this point because of the care and attention that we place on you and your yard. Let our team create a fabulous paradise you can enjoy all year round!

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