Summertime is here in Fishers, IN, and that means it’s time to plan your summer projects. A great place to start is with your yard. Whether you’d like to mask some noise from a busy street or just inject some tranquility into your backyard, our team at The Noll Landscape Group recommends adding a water feature to your landscaping. Take a look below to learn about what types of water features are available and what might be right for you.


A pond might be the most obvious choice when thinking about a backyard water feature, and what many homeowners don’t realize is that they can be very low maintenance. Because of advanced technology, ponds can be treated as their own self-contained ecosystem, and the bigger the pond, the less likely small changes in water quality will have much of an impact. You can also customize the type of pond you’d like. Whether you’d like a natural look or something more formal with geometric shapes, it all comes down to your taste and budget. However, before you consider a pond, check with your local ordinances to make sure your pond will meet the requirements.

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Pondless Water Features

For busy homeowners, a pondless feature is a great option. Instead of open water, it’s a waterfall or streambed and series of waterfalls that cascade into a concealed reservoir covered with stone. Consider this option if you like the sound of running water but don’t want the maintenance of a pond. Also, there is the added safety bonus; since there’s no open water, you don’t need to worry about small children or animals falling in.


Want something even lower maintenance than a pondless feature? A fountain may be right for you! This can be anything from a bubbling vase or core-drilled boulder to a formal fountain. In all of these water features, water collects in a basin at the bottom where a small pump sits, and it is pumped back up to the top. This is also a good option for those on a budget who want to add a water feature to their backyard.

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At The Noll Landscape Group in Fishers, IN, we can help you take your existing landscaping to the next level by creating a plan that includes a water feature. All you have to do to get started is contact us at (317) 841-7559. We’ll set you up to meet with one of our design experts, and in no time we’ll give you a full landscape design and estimate. Within weeks, you could be enjoying that water feature and all the perks that come with it.