Install Your Own Backyard Water Feature In Under 3 Hours

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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!
Because we were installing a trio of basalt gurglers (we bought them at Northwest Landscape Supply - http://www.landscapesupply.com/catalog/) we used a three-way splitter with our pump.
This part of the yard used to be inhabited by a huge, ugly shrub. We called it "Jabba the Hut" - and it had to go.

After removing Jabba (see the offending pile of crazy in the background? That's what we ripped up), we dug a hole in the yard that was just deep enough for our reservoir. It sat with just the lip slightly above the ground.
The rocks had to be wheeled around on a dolly. Hernias were not on our 'to-do" list that day.
For tips on how to thread the gurglers with the pump hose and the LED lights, head to the post.
Once we had hooked up the hoses to the pump - and tested them! - we started to cover the reservoir with smooth polished rocks .
Almost beautiful... we just needed to set the stage.
Some lava rock, planters and stepping stones finished the look. Head to the blog post to see how we did it all! Stone sources in the US: http://www.marenakos.com http://www.pacificstoneco.com/home.html
And here it is at night... it's absolutely magical!

Tara @ Suburble
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  • Gloria Gloria on Feb 09, 2021

    I would like to replicate your hard work. Where did you get the rocks? Really am interested in your beautiful fountain.

  • Ellis Ellis on Feb 26, 2021

    Very attractive, especially at night. You have a lovely yard.

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