Water features with the soothing sound of running water can add peace and tranquility to a garden

Three-tiered waterfall with plantings



  • Ponds and Waterfalls
  • Dry Creek Beds
  • Fountains & Birdbaths
  • Swimming Pool Design

See our portfolio of water features Here

Our ponds and waterfalls and pondless waterfalls feature moss-covered boulders, river rock and water plants in a natural configuration and setting. One of our specialties is the meandering dry creek bed, which always includes a variety of fieldstone boulders of various sizes, smaller river rock and stones, and grasses in and on the banks of the creek bed. We try to mimic nature, and create an imperfect water feature.

We also love finding unique urns, fountains and birdbaths which add an artistic touch to the garden.

Although we are not swimming pool contractors, we do work with pool contractors and often include pool landscaping designs in an overall plan.


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At Details Landscape Art, we love educating people about how to get the most out of their beautiful garden. You can search through our posts using the slider to the right.

We have several topics on Water Features for your garden in our blog library, with more added every week, so take a look and be sure to check in again soon.


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