Fire and Water Features for your Cumberland County Landscape Design
A maximized and comprehensively focused landscape design plan includes consideration of perspective, balance, depth, symmetry, unity, and various other design elements. Simply listing these elements that you’ll have to address should be reason enough to seek out professional assistance as you design the landscape of your dreams in Cumberland County, PA. Incorporating fire and water features is an effective way to bring in all of the natural elements, taking you one step closer to the comprehensively focused landscape that you intend to create. Earth and air are covered by the nature of the area, so fire and water will complete the effect.
Bringing in the Fire
The tried and true option of building a fire pit has become commonplace, but it doesn’t have to be boring. You can choose from among a multitude of construction materials, shapes, designs, heights, and placements. Furthermore, fire can come from an outdoor fireplace, a fire table, or even a flame combined with a waterfall or fountain feature.
In deciding on the form that you prefer for your fire feature, a landscape professional can guide you through the benefits and drawbacks of each potentiality, making sure that your choice lines up with your lifestyle and aesthetic choices. This process requires a thorough understanding of the existing landscape, individual customer preferences, and the best way to match aesthetics and maximize functionality.
…As Well as the Water
If you have a pool, don’t assume that the water aspect of your design is done. You have the power to enhance this element further with waterfalls or fountains. Whether you position these within the yard, bordering the patio, or even mounted on a retaining wall, you will discover that water satisfies the senses of touch, smell, sound, and sight. This full response is easily achievable through water features, where many other landscape features don’t have this capacity. The potential designs can be as simple or complex as you prefer, and a Hummel's Landscape professional can assist.
Combining the Two
Pairing water and fire within the same area of the landscape makes a powerful design statement. Whether you choose to place a flame within a fountain, a waterfall feature near your fire pit area, or a koi pond near your patio where your outdoor fireplace rests, you’ll be able to experience the crackle of the fire alongside the babble of the nearby water features. Even if you resort to placing a few candles near your water fountain during social engagements, the effect is noteworthy.
Once you’ve decided to update your landscape, consult with a professional in the field. He or she will be able to guide you through the decision-making process, enabling you to incorporate every single element into your landscape. When choosing to combine water and fire, make sure that each feature is professionally installed. The risks aren’t limited to the combination of wind and flame, which can be hazardous in itself. You’ll also be dealing with electricity in proximity to water, as well as the source of heat, be it gas or other fuel. Without proper construction, you stand to cause significant damage both to the feature and your landscape. Allow a professional landscape designer to help you fully embrace each natural element within your landscape.