Your current landscape is nice. It just seems to be missing something, though. But what? Well, have you ever considered adding a water feature, like a pond, fountain or stream? These features can really give you landscape that aesthetic element it was missing.

Below you will find the pros and cons of the water features we mentioned above.

Ponds: A pond is a popular landscaping feature. All you need to do is line a hole with either a rigid or flexible material, include a submersible pump and filtration system, and add any additional elements, such as a fountain or artificial waterfall.


  • Easy to install
  • Natural looking

  • Flexible liners are vulnerable to punctures and leaks
  • Filtration systems can be noisy
  • Keeping your water clean and preventing algae can be a challenge

Wall Fountains: These space friendly water features are perfect for smaller yards.


  • Great for small yard
  • Easy to install

  • These can be fairly costly at times

Streams: For yards with a little more space, a stream could be just the backyard water feature you are looking for.


  • Customizable
  • Capable of building off existing water features
  • With the right accessories, your man-made stream can look natural



  • You will need to install a pump and filtration system
  • Requires a lot of digging
  • Building and maintaining can be pricey.

If you have any questions, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today!

We can help you transform your landscape.

Rhine Landscaping in Baltimore, Maryland can handle every aspect of your landscape, from hardscapes and patios / walkways, to retaining walls, water features such as fountainsfireplaces/ firepits,swimming pools, landscape design, landscape installation, outdoor kitchensdecks, pavilions, basement waterproofingdrainage and more,

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