DIY BACKYARD POND & LANDSCAPE WATER FEATURE


See how I created my backyard water feature for a fraction of the price of hiring a landscaper. I saved thousands of dollars and couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
See how I created my backyard water feature for a fraction of the price of hiring a landscaper. I saved thousands of dollars and couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
You can see, in the before photo, the small area that needed attention was surrounded by a walkway and patio.
Moved tubing around to get the right water flow.
Backfilled stone wall for plants.
All finished

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  • Brenda Bond
    Brenda Bond
    on May 21, 2019

    Yes I am interested in trying to create this same water feature in my backyard! How do I set up the water pump and aeration?

  • Lyn
    Lyn
    on Nov 3, 2019

    I don't have an outlet in that area. Are there any solar pumps strong enough to do this?

  • Mariel
    Mariel
    on Jul 30, 2020

    Very nice, but can you show us step by step on how you did this beautiful water feature at your backyard. Thanks and will greatly appreciate your immediate response. God bless. Maria

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  • Thom.72950
    Thom.72950
    on Feb 23, 2017

    yes I am inspired, I have a corner just outside my walkout lower level. It is already stone paver and is turning green from the standing water after a rain or something. Can you get a heavy plastic tub or something like that. I was thinking about this and thought I could set the tub in there and then build it up with stones and soil. the water recycles through the tub to the water fall and make it a Koi pond with waterfall and flowers all around, what o you think??

    • Deb Hannah-gilliam
      Deb Hannah-gilliam
      on Feb 24, 2017

      I have a suggestion, but it may not work depending on the space you are looking to use. I purchased one of the large plastic flower pots from the dollar store and put a pump in it. I gathered a variety of sandstone from around the lake to use around the pot and filled in spaces with smaller potted plants and river gravel. Was an inexpensive fountain/water feature that drew many compliments.

  • Thom.72950
    Thom.72950
    on Feb 24, 2017

    Yes, I think that would work also and a whole lot cheaper. Thanks for that idea

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