For thousands of years Asians, and especially the Japanese, have known the tranquility and serenity of the sound of running water. Incorporating a water feature is a wonderful addition to any garden. It can range from running streams into waterfalls into ponds, to fountains and birdbaths.


Interesting artworks are available to purchase – unique sculpture fountains with a variety of pump and water flow configurations, birdbaths ranging from simple to exotic. At Details Landscape Art, one of Sonoma County’s finest landscape contractors, we often install these pieces in our gardens. Our specialty, however, is designing and building ponds and waterfalls.

Depending on the topography we may recommend a meandering creek running down to a waterfall, which spills into a pond. We can also build a pondless waterfall with a hidden reservoir! All our water features are natural looking. We use a lot of rock – large moss-covered placement boulders, small and medium fieldstone boulders, river rock lining the walls of the creek bed or pond, cobbles and smaller gravel all blended to look as natural as possible. We plant ornamental grasses in and on the edges of the water, decorate with logs or driftwood if we can find them, and love to add koi.