Small Backyard Fountains: Discover the Beauty & Benefits

Today we are going to take a look at small backyard fountains. At Clearwater Creations, we have been helping homeowners install and maintain ponds, fountains, and other water features since 2011 – and we’d love to share our experience and expertise with you!

We’ll take a closer look at the benefits of installing a small backyard fountain and the different styles available. So, let’s get started!


Small Backyard Fountains: Available Designs

Take a look at some of the great designs available for small backyard fountains:


Benefits of Small Backyard Fountains

There are many great benefits to installing a small backyard fountain. Here are some of the most important ones.


Different Styles for Different Looks:

They are countless different styles of small backyard fountains to choose from. It is easy to get the one that is going to suit your landscaping and your taste.

For example, you could choose a beautiful urn fountain to give a very elegant look to your backyard. If you would like a more rustic look then you could choose from small backyard fountains that are made of decorative rocks.



Different styles of fountains will give you a different look


Safe for Children and Pets:

If you would love a water feature in your backyard but you are concerned about the safety of your children and pets, small backyard fountains are a great alternative. They give you the beauty of running water without an open water basin which could pose a drowning risk.

Low Cost:

Small backyard fountains can give your backyard or patio incredibly high impact without a large price-tag. Small fountains are relatively inexpensive and quick to install yet they look amazing. You will definitely get a big bang for your buck.

Low Maintenance:

After small backyard fountains are installed, they require little to no maintenance; and if you purchase a high quality one, you will be able to enjoy its beauty for years to come.



Small backyard fountains are low cost and low maintenance


Energy Efficient:

Small backyard fountains are very energy efficient to operate. They work by pumping water contained in a large, in-ground reservoir up and through your fountain. The water then flows back into the reservoir, ready to be circulated again.

Great for Small Spaces:

If you are tight for outdoor space but you still want to make a big impact, installing a small backyard fountain is a great option. They take up very little space but they can bring any flower bed to life. You could even install one on your patio or deck.

Can Be Used to Harvest Rainwater:

You can also install a fountain that incorporates a rainwater collection system. This special system will capture, filter, and reuse the water that it collects. You can use the water that you collect for a variety of purposes such as:

  • Watering your lawn and flowerbeds

  • Washing your car

  • Topping up your swimming pool or hot tub

This is a great environmentally friendly feature that looks amazing too! Learn more about the rainwater harvesting system here.



Your fountain can also be used to collect rainwater


If you are love the idea of a water feature in your backyard, but you don’t have the space for a full-sized pond, you might be interested in a pondless waterfall. Check out our article “Pondless Waterfall Design for Beginners” to learn more.


Why Choose Clearwater Creations for Your Small Backyard Fountains

Experience: The professionals at Clearwater Creations have over a decade of experience building award-winning ponds and water features.

Training: The landscape artists at Clearwater are both Certified Aquascape Contractors and Graduates of the Horticulture Technician Program at Durham College so you can be assured that you are working with the best team of pond builders in the world!

Artistic: Landscaping is an art. When you work with Clearwater Creations you are choosing to work with talented artists who are passionate about what they do and who want to use their skills, expertise and creative ability in every project they tackle.

Locally Owned and Operated: Clearwater Creations is a locally owned and operated business serving the Peterborough, Northumberland, Clarington, and Durham Regions. We live and work in your community.

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