Tips For Creating A DIY Water Feature In Your Garden
If you are lucky enough to have a large outdoor space, you might like to consider making some improvements to the design this summer. While a large lawn can look nice, sometimes it’s wise to go the extra mile and create something stunning. Today, we’re going to present you with some basic tips you need to consider when building a DIY water feature. Most of them are pretty simple, and so you don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to understand our advice. At the end of the day, a stylish water feature could make your friends incredibly jealous. You might have a lot of fun creating it too.
Decide on the style
There are three main types of water feature you might like to build in your garden. The first involves using a statue or something similar and pumping water through it into a pond that sits underneath. The second idea you might want to think about involves using standard pipes to create a feature that simply pumps water in a vertical motion above your pond. The last concept you should know about involves using rocks like the feature pictured in the image we have attached. For the purpose of this post, we’re going to focus on the latter. However, the decision is down to you.
Purchase the equipment
Even the simplest water features require some basic equipment. So, you should look online or head out to your local DIY store as soon as possible. If you haven’t got one already, you’re going to need a plastic pond base to form the foundation of your construction. You are also going to need a few meters of flexible outdoor pipe and a good quality water pump. Presuming you plan to create a feature similar to the one in the image, you will also want to get hold of some rocks. It makes sense to make some homemade weed killer when you have time too. That will ensure your pond is never damaged by unruly and unwanted plant life.
To start working on your water feature, you need to wait for a day on which the weather is good. The last thing you want is to stand out in the garden for hours in the rain. Just be aware that water features have been known to add a significant amount to electricity bills when they are left switched on. So, now might be the best time to get some quotes from alternative electric suppliers. Unless you have switched to a new company recently, you are almost certainly paying more than is necessary for your energy.
To make things as simple as possible for you, here is the basic process you need to follow:
- Dig the hole for your pond.
- Place the pond in the hole and fill with water.
- Add your rocks in a good position.
- Feed the pipework through your rocks and place the other over your pump.
- Switch the pump on and enjoy your water feature.
You should now be ready to create the ultimate DIY water feature in your garden. Which DIY jobs will you undertake next? Only you can decide. When all’s said and done, spending time in the great outdoors is good for your health. So, we are sure there are many other changes you can make to your garden over the summer.