Building a water garden with a waterfall in your backyard can completely transform your space into a tropical paradise. Water creates a very relaxing focal point in your garden, adding a peaceful quality for both your family and friends and your animal friends. Birds and butterflies will also flock to your water garden. Koi and goldfish actually make wonderful pets.
There are all types and sizes of ponds and waterfalls available to suit your budget, whether you have a large backyard or only a small patio area. There are also many wonderful perennials that grow well in rock gardens which could surround your waterfall area. They require very little maintenance and not so much water. Water lilies are also exquisite, however, some koi do like to nibble on them.