Why Fountains Are Great in the Yard or Landscape

Babykitty demonstrating how good water is from the fountain. I have 3 water features running in the summer and keep this fountain running until January. Soon to add a 4th. My 2 dogs and 2 cats plus whatever wildlife wanders in the yard drink from the ponds and fountains.

The Garden Frog with C Renee
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  • Sheila Sheila on May 19, 2016
    I have an old pump just like the one in this picture. I have been telling my husband I want to make a fountain out of it. He has been no help. They are so large and heavy, tell me how did you get it hooked up to water and mounted? I would love instructions on how you did this!


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  • The pump is actually bolted onto a concrete stepping stone that I drilled a hole through for the hose from the pump in the small pond below up through pump and out the spout. Pumps use minimal electricity and should run 24/7. My yard does not adequate sunlight to provide a pump to run without interruption, darnit. You are lucky if you have a full sun area. My cats do not bother the goldfish when I had them. Have fun building your pond.
  • Daniel Starrett Daniel Starrett on Sep 24, 2013
    Thanks Renee. My cats will be indoor animals, but there are a lot of wild cats in the neighborhood and they would definitely see that as my providing them a free smorgasborg lol.