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At Just Add Water, we strongly believe that a landscape is never complete until a water feature is added.  We believe that the design for the yard should start with the water feature, and then the landscape should be designed around it.  However, most people do not realize they want a water feature when they landscape their home or business.  In these cases, we are called in after the landscape has been completed.  This requires us to design the water feature into the existing landscape and make it fit in.  This is not a problem for Just Add Water.


Landscape Ideas should always include a water feature

A water feature serves so many functions in the landscape.

  • Gathering place for friends and family.
  • A place to relax and let the stress of everyday life.
  • A centerpiece of the yard and landscape.
  • Curb appeal if installed in the front yard.
  • Attracts birds.
  • Adds another aspect of gardening…water gardening.
  • A place to reconnect with nature.
  • A Pond allows a person to keep fish
  • An outdoor classroom for kids….big and mall.
  • All life depends on water.  Water features provide a water source for all local wildlife.

Landscape Fountains

Professionally DIY Cost: $500 – $1500 plus

Installed: $2000-$4000 plus

Outdoor Landscape Fountains are the easiest and most economical way to add the sights and sounds of water to your landscape without the big investment or the space needed for a larger water feature. A simple outdoor landscape fountain can easily be installed in a few hours by Just Add Water.  We offer a wide variety of decorative pieces that can be used in your yard. Some examples of decorative outdoor fountains could include:

  • Drilled boulder landscape fountains
  • Bubbling ceramic urns
  • Basalt column fountainscapes
  • Brass or resin statue fountain

Aquascape Pondless Waterfalls for Your Landscape

DIY Cost: $2,000 & Up

Professionally Installed: $4,500 & Up

For those who want a waterfall or stream in the landscape but aren’t so sure about an ecosystem pond, there is always the Aquascape pondless waterfall.  Pondless waterfall systems include the sound of a waterfall without the maintenance of a full ecosystem pond.  Pondless waterfalls can be run as much or as little as you want.  Water never pools more than 2-3 inches, so they are perfect for settings where there is a safety concern of a body of water. Aquascape pondless waterfall systems are a very popular water feature for clients of Just Add Water in the Des Moines, Iowa metro.


Ecosystem ponds for Your Landscape

DIY Cost: $2,000 & Up

Professionally Installed: $4,500 & Up

For those that want more than a waterfall or stream in their landscape, a complete ecosystem water garden is for you.  Water gardens installed by Just Add Water come with everything required to build a sustainable ecosystem in your backyard.  These “ingrediants” include:

  • Circulation system
  • Biological and mechanical filter
  • Rocks and gravel
  • Aquatic plants
  • Fish such as koi

Waterfalls, streams, aquatic plants, and fish will provide the complete water feature experience in your Iowa backyard landscape.  If you are interested in DIY, visit our online store (use code “IowWaterScapes” for a special discount). If you are looking for a professional installation, you can never go wrong when Just Add Water installs your dream ecosystem pond in your landscape!

Just Add Water is an Ankeny, Iowa based landscape contractor specializing in water garden design, installation, renovation, and maintenance.

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