Our clients in the Whitehawk neighborhood in Elkhorn, NE, were looking to install a water feature in their front yard. They sit on the front porch often and have their bedroom window close to this location. By adding a water feature, they knew they could increase the curb appeal of their property while also creating a relaxing environment.

To help them get an idea of how their new water feature would look on their property once it was installed, we collaborated with them to create a design for their new water feature. After they approved the design, we moved forward with the project by prepping the area and then installing their water feature. To make their new feature stand out even more, we surrounded it with beautiful plants and mulch. Continue reading to learn more about this project!

The first step of this project was to meet with our clients for a consultation.

Water feature installed for landscape bed in Ashland, NE.

After our clients initially reached out to us, we set up a time to meet with them for a consultation. We wanted to gain an understanding of exactly what they were looking for. After listening to their goals, we recommended some water features that we thought would meet all of their needs. Then, we worked collaboratively with them to create a design for their new water feature. Once they approved the design, it was time to get to work and install their new water feature.

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We installed the water feature and rocks after our client approved the design.

Moving water from water feature installed in Ashland, NE.

Once our clients approved the design of their new water feature, it was time to get to work installing it. Our team at UPL Inc started by excavating the basin. Topsoil was brought in to sculpt the upper area where the falls are located. An underlayment went down first. This provides protection for the liner and allows for gas exchange between the air and soil underneath the liner. Then, the pond liner and the stream liner were installed.

Next, the boulders were placed and the flagstone for the waterfall was installed. Expanding pond foam was used around the waterfall pieces to keep water from escaping underneath the flagstone. A pump vault was inserted into the basin to house the pump. We included an auto-fill valve connected to the sprinkler system to help automatically fill the water feature. Then, the basin was filled with rock.

We surrounded their water feature with plants and mulch to enhance its beauty even further!

Plantings installed around water feature project in Ashland, NE.

Once their water feature was installed, we wanted to add some finishing touches to it to really make their new feature stand out. We surrounded their new water feature with beautiful plants that our clients selected to provide natural beauty and color throughout the summer. Then, we covered the soil with brown mulch.

This mulch created a border around their feature that separated their lawn from the water feature and really made the feature "pop." When this project was finished, our clients were absolutely thrilled with the way that everything turned out. They love how their curb appeal skyrocketed and that they can enjoy listening to the soothing sound of running water right in their own front yard!

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If you're looking for a way to add beauty to your property while also creating a relaxing environment, it's time to invest in a water feature. At UPL Inc, we offer a large selection of water features and have the skills and experience to install them perfectly. We offer our water feature installation service to property owners in Elkhorn, NE, and throughout the surrounding areas, including Omaha, Elkhorn, and Gretna. Give us a call today at (402) 590-2040 to schedule a consultation.