A water feature is nearly always the focal point of a garden. They transform an outdoor living space into a retreat where you are invited to stay and relax for a while. The sparkle of water moving in the air and the soothing sounds of a splashing fountain are just two of the many reasons to add a water-feature to your landscape. They can be simple or elaborate, formal or natural, pre-fabricated or custom, a bold centerpiece or an understated background element. Whatever your desires are, Torrey Pines Landscape Company of San Diego can help bring your dream to a reality.
First, check out your garden site.
A large water feature with a spectacular waterfall will overwhelm a small lot. If you have a lot of space, a tiny feature would get lost in the expansive space. If you are planning anything more elaborate than a pre-cast fountain, you'll need to check with the city or county offices or your HOA for any ordinances that apply. Set backs from the property lines, required fencing (depending on water depth) and guidelines for size, height and lighting are all things we research before design and installation. All of our plumbing and electrical work meet required codes.
What's my Budget?
We have a great deal of experience in giving you a general idea of cost. If you show us some photos of water-features that you like, we can give you a rough idea of how much you're looking at investing. One of our favorite shops for precast fountains in San Diego is the jewel of a shop 'Column One', in Hillcrest. If you opt for a custom feature that we build, we'll give you a detailed price point along with the design. Don't forget to calculate maintenance cost, too.
Do you want sounds, sights, movement, lighting? Above ground or In-ground?
Textures, Colors and Materials? We've used tiles, natural stone, brick, boulders and stucco & concrete.
Would you like an eco-system that could sustain fish and water plants?
If you're leaning torward a fountain, do you prefer wall, freestanding or statuary?
Positioning reflects purpose. One of the things to consider when postioning your water feature is how you'll use it. It should always work integrally into the landscape.
Plants - Planning is the key....it's important to know a plants size at maturity as well as how aggressive it may be. With that said, there are a variety of textures, shapes, colors and heights that can help add to your water-feature.