We've been working on our backyard this year, and a water feature was something that we really wanted to add to our space. Although we thought that installing a trio of gurglers would be complicated, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was a very simple job - we finished in under 3 hours! Read how we did it (and get some of our tips and tricks) on the blog post!
My husband always wanted to create one of those floating water features where the tap is magically suspended above a watering can. He bought some of the supplies, but that's as far as he got. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on his stash and decided to order a pump so I could make it for him.
I wanted a little pond in my garden so I collected pebbles from a beach and made one. Unfortunately I didn't pick enough pebbles so I had to use stones that I found in may garden as well. Luckily the soil is full of them so it was not a problem!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
This shutter comes to me from my good friend and neighbor Anita who is sadly moving. She had a couple shutters and 2 old cabinet doors displayed on her walls for years but her new house is lacking in wall space. She thought maybe I could put them to good use. Gladly.But now I find out that the shutters were taken off her family home years ago…they have sentimental value and they have a cool aged patina. I can’t keep her family heirloom but I could repurpose it and give it to her oldest son who just happens to be getting married. And just in case they don’t like heirlooms or shabby chic, I’m giving cash too :).
We've heard a lot of people saying that white cabinets are out. If white is out, what's in next?What cabinet color do you think will be the next hot trend? Vote below by typing the letter or style you choose in the comments!
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In my quest to keep it simple (which is not always simple for me to do), I wanted to try out an easy decor idea that my very creative niece used at one of our families outdoor summer parties. It was basically mason jars, fish tank gravel, water and some of her gorgeous blooms from her garden.
Since it's the middle of winter, here in the Midwest, I didn't have any fresh flowers, but I did think that some jars filled with a blend of red and white fish gravel might look stunning against the dreary backdrop these days.
This project was actually 3 bodies of water if you include the swimming pool. Our client wanted 2 ponds, one for fish only and one for a water garden plants. What happened was surprising. The lower pond was the fish pond (it made sense, the fish might swim down stream into the lower pond if it was the other way around). However I was shocked when he called me and told me that the fish were jumping over the waterfall stone and swimming up stream and into the upper pond. I guess you can't beat mother nature.
This project shows that you do not have to have a lot of slope in your yard to have a beautiful watergarden.
This pond project won an International award from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) Silver medal for waterfeatures. www.deckandpatio.com
This is how we made a solar powered waterfall for our new fairy herb garden. It cost us less than $10 to make, and is such a fun feature to have.
Greatest Mother's Day present ever -- was building a waterfall in our backyard together with my son. Thanks also go to another older son who contributed a few heavier rocks as well, and my hubby who was in charge of hooking up the plumbing aspects and critiquing as we went along. We now have something beautiful that we all did together to enjoy for many years to come. Here's how the project developed with most of the back-breaking labor handled over a long weekend.
The deck on the back of the house was not much different than any you might find in a typical American backyard. A big space used for outside dining, relaxing and entertaining. Only being a foot off the ground the railing surrounding the deck wasn’t necessary. The spindles and the landscaping surrounding the deck made the area feel cramped instead of cozy. Tom had an idea. Do away with the railing in exchange for something much more open , taking advantage of the wide open backyard space. Then, give them something to look at. A fountain and streamscape that seems to flow right out from under the deck.
We got a 12 year old hot tub in bits but all the jets and pumps were working... we needed to seal it a bit and change 4 jets...so after spending a total of 700 $ we have our holiday resort at home
If you read our previous post on how to create a small water feature to add curb appeal to your front garden, you'll know that we were just warming up for our next pond! That little pond in the front was just a practice run for this bigger one we built in our backyard: