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10 Dreamy Backyard Water Features You Can Buy

Backyard water features contribute to a calming and relaxing vibe on your patio or deck. Some don't require a lot of space.

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Rock Garden Fountain

Create a space to relax and unwind with this rock garden fountain. The tiered design lets you bring a waterfall into your yard and turn it into your own slice of paradise. It’s one of our favorite backyard water features on this list.

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Spiral Fountain

Create a dream-like atmosphere in your backyard with this spiral fountain. It’s easy to set up and comes with an LED light to brighten up your space once the sun sets. This is a great option if you like the look of stone fountains but don’t want to build your own.

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Wall Fountain

Calming and relaxing, this wall fountain can be mounted against any surface using a sturdy hook, screw or nail. Add it to your porch or patio and relax with the gentle water sounds. It’s the perfect addition to your backyard, especially if you’ve already worked on some DIY projects.

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Birdbath Bubbler

Bird watchers will enjoy this birdbath-style bubbler. Sit back and enjoy the soothing sounds while watching the water gently cascade over the sides. Running water will attract hummingbirds, so be prepared to enjoy the wildlife.

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Log Fountain

Perfect for small spaces, this log fountain will help you create the dreamy atmosphere you’ve been searching for. The glowing lights reflect on the cascading falls of this easy-to-setup backyard water feature.

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Arch Rock Fountain

A perfect addition to your landscape, this rock fountain brings a touch of nature to your space. LED lights illuminate the cascading water, making it feel almost magical in the evenings. It’s the cherry on top of a beautiful yard.

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Cascading Waterfall

This four-tier cascading waterfall is a good choice for those looking for a smaller backyard water feature. It takes just minutes to set up and features LED lamps, perfect for nighttime use.\

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Three-Pot Fountain

This three-pot fountain will have a calming effect in your garden. It’s the perfect addition to your backyard oasis.

“I love the size of this fountain, it’s not too small or too large, it nestles in to my small garden island perfectly,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “I especially love the sound of this fountain, it’s loud enough to easily hear it from my deck but not so loud that it gets obnoxious and distracts from conversations!”

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Rock Fountain

Lay back, relax and daydream while listening to the soothing sounds of this rock waterfall fountain. If you don’t have the space for a pond, this is the next best thing. It comes with an auto shutoff pump and LED lights. reviewers report it was easy to set up.

“Water flows with right speed to be able to hear,” writes one Lowe’s reviewer. “Nice size and the lights look so pretty at night. When sitting on the back porch you can hear the water falling and the sound is so very relaxing.”

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Sphere Fountain

This sphere fountain will help you create a dreamy outdoor space. The fountain will enhance your patio or backyard, and the cascading sounds of the waterfall will sooth you at the end of a long day.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.