Garden Water Feature Under $30!

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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! Find the details on our blog.

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.

More details on our blog. Stop by and check it out!

Suggested materials:

  • Plastic storage container
  • Concrete pavers
  • Solar water pump
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Kathy&Steve @ TBD•TGG•OhMeOhMy
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  • Sara Stanton Sara Stanton on Nov 17, 2020

    Where did you get your container?

  • Pam Pam on Mar 07, 2021

    In Colorado the water would evaporate by the end of the day. How do you avoid that?

  • Jud51147665 Jud51147665 on Aug 31, 2021

    I have a 2 tier fake rock fountain and have tried everything to keep algae out of it like apple cider vinegar, to no avail. I am in Az with over 100-degree weather and I have it so birds can drink from it and hopefully can keep pugs from drinking from it but dont want them hurt if they do. What do you use to keep algae out?


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  • Granny Granny on Jun 26, 2021

    What a wonderful solution to my rock and mineral collection display! On it now. I even love the gravel around the pond. It sets it off perfectly.

  • Barb Barb on Sep 09, 2021

    Love this idea Will be trying it this fall or next spring for a front yard redo