Do-It-Yourself Small Fountain
Water features add so much life to landscaping, but for some, pondless waterfalls or streams, or a koi pond are big projects. Some people are not in the position to add a permanent feature and need something portable. There are probably a lot of people out there that are not ready personally or financially for something that size. So, I decided to share with you all, how you can add water to your garden on a much smaller scale with this simple do-it-yourself small fountain.
What Type Do You Want?
First things first, you want to decide how you want it to look. Do you want to use 1-inch river rock, or maybe decorative colored rocks, or no rock at all? Do you want to plant in it? Exactly how big do you want to make it? You can make it big enough to fit tiny fish if you want. Or maybe you don’t want a standing pool of water. You can make a pondless fountain for the birds, bees, and butterflies to enjoy, without worrying about standing water turning green. You have so many options!
Where Do You Want To Put It?
Second, you need to pick a spot. It is important that you pick a spot where a water source and an electrical outlet are close by. Pick a spot where you can enjoy the sound and sight of it from as many vantage points as possible, somewhere you spend a lot of time, or where guests will be welcomed by it when they come for a visit.
Gather Your Supplies
Your next step is to gather your supplies. The decorative options for this are endless, but I will list the must have supply for this type of project. You need some sort of basin. Make sure it is deep enough to fully submerge your pump with at least a few inches of water above it. You do this to protect your pump from running with no water when you have high evaporation. Which brings me to your pump. There are many different sizes to choose from. Make sure you select the pump size that will give you the effect you are looking for. You may want to talk to a someone that is familiar with pump sizes to help you pick the right one for you. You will also need some kind of housing for the pump to make sure it gets plenty of water flowing to it and doesn’t get damaged by rocks. A piece of corrugated pipe or a heavy-duty grate to put in the bottom of your basin would work well for this. Also, make sure you have the appropriate plumbing for the effect you want.
Put It Together!
Now it is time to assemble your do-it-yourself small fountain. Make sure you place your basin the way you want it before you start filling it. It will be difficult to move once it has rocks, water, and plants in it. Place your pump in the bottom in its housing, attach the plumbing, and start decorating around it. Fill it with water, add figurines or plants, and plug her in. You will be enjoying your new fountain in a matter of hours. If you need help planning, just call us. Better yet come visit us in our retail store to view your options in person. Coming in the spring. DIY fountain kits. We will gather your supplies for you with assembly instructions. Catch you downstream.