1. How much space do you have?
There are a lot of options when it comes to how you install a waterfall into your garden. The good news is that you do not need to have a full pond or lake to do it.
There are many closed-loop waterfalls that are easy and small enough to add to your garden.
They require very little maintenance, other than a clean once in a while, and can add a great element to the soundscape of your space.
If you have a huge amount of land to work with, however, then you can build a natural looking waterfall, complete with either a lake or a pond.
It depends entirely on how much space you have, and the look that you are going for.
2. What kind of aesthetic suits you?
If in doubt, always opt for a waterfall that looks as natural as possible. It will go well with any design, even if it technically clashes.
That being said, there are many great waterfall designs that you can add to your space.
Water walls and water blades are very, very popular for a reason.
They can help cool a space, they look absolutely stunning, and they are very lean, making them great even in small gardens.
3. Work with a professional
Just because you think a certain type of waterfall will work in your garden, it doesn’t mean it necessarily will. That’s okay! Having an idea of what you want is exactly the jumping off point you need.
From there, you will want to find a professional who can come in and help you understand exactly what your options are – right down to how deep you can realistically dig.
4. When to hire, when to DIY
Some waterfalls are very easy to install yourself. Small, self-containing waterfalls or cascading water features just need water, power, and to be placed where you want them to be.
Others need a team to install, especially if you want your waterfall to be integrated into a larger design.