Garden Water Feature Under $30!


Designing a DIY water feature can be a challenge if you are on a tight budget. It can be even more of a challenge if you are looking for a contemporary water feature to fit in with an updated garden space.
Here is a great solar powered water feature that combines the beauty of natural materials with a more modern design, and does it all for less that $30!
Decide where to place your water feature. If you don't have power nearby, consider a solar powered fountain pump. Trace the shape of the container onto the dirt, then use a shovel to remove enough dirt to sink the container level with the ground.
Add large rocks to the bottom of the water feature, then use the rocks to anchor your pump in place.
Lay the pavers along the edge of the water feature to cover the container edge, and to help hide the power cord. Fill with water, plug in the pump and adjust the spray until it makes the sound and effect you are looking for.
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  • Carol Scardello
    on Jul 1, 2019

    What is the water being pumped to or from and what reason?

    • The water pump just recirculates the water to allow a fountain effect if you choose, and also moving water prevents mosquitoes from breeding...

  • Trisha
    on Jul 2, 2019

    WhAts the reason for the pump? And can you add fishes

    • The pump allows you to add a fountain feature, and also keeps water moving so mosquitoes can't breed... And yes, you can add fish if your container is deep enough!

  • Tammy Whitfield
    on Jul 31, 2019

    I would love to try this but I'm not understanding how to keep the water from getting stagnant and all kinds of critters growing in it cuz I see no pop no water flow

    • Sherrie Porter
      19 minutes ago

      It’s stagnant if it’s not moving. The pump keeps the water circulating. That will discourage mosquitoes. I would still rinse out that tub at least weekly (it’s not that big!) and add fresh water because I hope birds, bees and other critters will drink from it - which is a very good reason to NOT put chlorine tablets or any other toxin in the water!

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