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The second part of our four part series featuring modern backyard design ideas, this time we look at inspiring backyards with water feature and/or decorative pond. Extend your outdoor living space around a water feature or pond as part of your garden landscape if you like the sound of water.
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The Modern Backyard Design Series
Following our series of beautifully designed and built modern and contemporary backyard spaces, this time we take a look at something more relaxing. We look at modern backyard design ideas that incorporate more laid back elements, the water feature or pond.
The latter is a more up to date take with no fish or plants, simply a shallow pool of water to act as borders or as extension of the water feature. Sometimes, water plants are added. The former, a water feature that can be installed below or above ground with standalone unit or custom built.
Shaded Dining and Seating Areas Surrounded by Water Feature
Small Private Backyard with Mysterious Raised Water Feature
Multiple Water Features: Cascading Water Wall, Water Fall Blade and Fountains
Mid-Century Pot Based Water Fountain
Waterfall Blade in a Compact Urban Backyard
Oriental Inspired Backyard with Water Fountain, Pebbles and Bordered Paving
Ultra Modern Water Feature and Pond Design
Pond with Steps, Slow Cascading Waterfall, Paved Area and Lawn
Koi Pond with Dual Water Feature
Walled Garden With Multi-faceted Water Feature
Mature Backyard with Pond and Water Feature
Here is a double take at a huge pond with floating path that cuts through in the middle. The big garden is designed with room for water plants in the pond on either sides.
Modern Pergola and Shallow Water Pond
Rustic and Modern Backyard with Water Feature
Split Backyard with Rockery and Shrubs
Rectangular Pond with Low Fountains
Modern Urban Backyard Design
Private and Shaded Pergola and Pond
Small and Cosy Private Garden
Triple Fountain Water Feature
A Different Take On The Triple Fountain Water Feature
Ultra Modern Minimalist Backyard
Simple Low Maintenance Urban Garden
Huge Water Feature with Rustic Floating Path
Above Ground Pond with Water Feature and Bench
Infinity Pond with Sheer Descent Water Feature
Urban Low Maintenance Backyard Design
This low maintenance urban backyard is fully decked with a custom built wrap around corner bench, round table and movable seats. There is also a standalone stainless steel water fall water feature with attached above ground pond also designed to go in the corner. A couple of tall outdoor plant dots the backyard to add colour. To top of off, there is even a sun lounger in a corner.
Compact Above Ground Water Feature
Wide Backyard with Bench and Water Feature
Private Sanctuary with a Big Water Feature
Multi Use Garden with Pergola, Free Standing Hammock, Bench, Dining and Seating Area
This is one of the most complete backyard design. The large garden has many different spaces with the water feature being the center of the garden. It has a Pergola, Free Standing Hammock, Bench, Dining and Seating Area, enough to keep everyone happy.
Black Rock Water Feature
Water feature doesn’t have to be complicated or overly dominating. A small water feature as simple as a black rock on a raised floor with lighting like one shown in above is all one needs. The modern outdoor patio design has a tiled and decked area, raised planter, horizontal slatted fence and frosted glass screens.
Modern-Outdoor-Terraced Garden with Water Feature running on floor level. Here is another low maintenance garden with tiled and gravelled floor. For the fence, horizontal stripes or slats of wood are used. These long and thin pieces of wood makes the garden feel more expansive and doubles as privacy screen. Access to the upper terraces is through through the floating pavings over the below ground pond. At the end of the garden is a raise planter. This adds more depth to the garden and forms part of the terraced look.
Urban Backyard With Outdoor Seating and Storage
Modern Urban Backyard Garden Idea with clean lines plenty of storage and seating area. The floor of the space is completely tiled. On the wall and fence are storage and shelving units, wooden corner styled sofa and box plants. Finally, there is of course the added bonus of a simple water feature.
Big Pond and Water Fountain
If you have the space for it, a big water feature such as one above with multiple pond water fountain in a co-ordinated fashion.