It’s Never Too Soon to Dream Up an Outdoor Oasis with Water Features

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Although we’ve rounded the corner to see most Utah landscaping covered in frost and snow, it’s still a good time to plan for installing water features on your property. Give yourself something to look forward to when the ground thaws next year and consider how you’ll increase the value and appeal of your home with some upgrades.

Water Features Create an Inviting Space

A water feature can transform an ordinary outdoor space into an oasis, providing a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Add visual interest and inviting outdoor spaces to your home with a water feature dreamed up by you and executed by Cottonwood Landscapes.

When it comes to planning for a water feature, there are many things to consider. What type of water feature do you want? Where will it be located? How big should it be? These are all important questions that need to be answered before you can start shopping for a water feature.

One of the many benefits of working with us is that we’ll not only help with the design and installation, but the maintenance of your water features as well. We can conduct repairs or take care of replacing parts or elements if the need arises. It’s always our goal to install a long-lasting water feature on your property, but we know sometimes things come up and need to be addressed.

Water Features That Wow

Cottonwood Landscapes has expertise in a variety of water features, including ponds, fountains, streams, waterfalls, and pools. Each has its own unique look and feel, so it’s important to choose the right one for your space. Do you want to create a soothing, peaceful environment? Or are you more interested in creating a party spot for your family and friends to gather in the summer and cool off in a pool? Determining how you want your space to be used will guide the design process.


Ponds are a classic choice for a water feature. They can be either above-ground or in-ground, and come in a variety of sizes and shapes. If you have children or pets, you may want to consider an above-ground pond, as they can be safer than in-ground ponds. Whatever you choose, we can help you accentuate the pond with water-loving vegetation, rocks, or a fountain.


Fountains are another popular option for water features. Whether the fountain is a stand-alone focal point in your yard or part of the bigger picture, it can make a big impact. Not only do they offer visual interest, but they bring pleasant sounds to the yard. When choosing a fountain, keep in mind that larger models will require more maintenance than smaller ones. 


Streams and waterfall features add a touch of elegance to any outdoor space. They are often used as focal points in gardens or backyard patios. Streams and waterfall features can be either pre-formed or custom-built. Pre-formed features are easier to install but may not fit your space as well as a custom-built feature would. 


Swimming pools are another great option for outdoor spaces. They can be used for recreation, relaxation, or exercise, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Swimming pools can also be customized with features like slides, diving boards, and fountains. If you’re considering a swimming pool, it’s important to consult with a professional to ensure that it’s properly installed and maintained.

Water features offer a place for you to relax and unwind after a long day. Some research suggests that the presence of water triggers our parasympathetic nervous system to engage– this is our “rest” and “recovery” system. There are benefits to being submerged in both warm and cold water, as well as just listening to water sounds.



Whether you’re looking to increase your curb appeal or simply create a relaxing oasis in your backyard, adding a water feature is a great way to achieve those goals. Water features come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for your outdoor space. With so many benefits, there’s no reason not to add a water feature to your home today!

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