There is nothing quite like spending time in the garden, especially when the weather is just right. Enjoying the beauty of the world around us and taking some time to relax is something that many of us need after a difficult day. Additions to the garden should focus on your relaxation, and nothing is more relaxing than water.
If you think having a backyard pond is out of your reach, you might be surprised with how easy it is to do and how inexpensive it can be. As a matter of fact, you can build this backyard pond in a weekend and the cost is going to be only $30! The only thing you need to do is gather the supplies and put in a little bit of elbow grease.
Gather your supplies together for this project. It doesn’t require any extensive planning, just make sure you have the following on hand:
Rubbermaid Storage Container
A Few Concrete Pavers
Rocks and Stones
1. Choose Your Location
One important step that should not be overlooked is to take the time to choose the proper location. It should have plenty of space for the storage container and lots of sunlight. that is preferred that you have access to power nearby, but otherwise, you can purchase a solar powered water pump. Be sure you are not near any gas or electric lines before you start digging!
2. Add the Rocks
After burying the Rubbermaid container, begin placing your rocks and the pump in place.
3. Lay Your Pavers
The pavers should be laid out along the edge of the container to hide the edge and cover it. If you have any power cord running to a nearby power supply, you can use the pavers and any stones left over to cover the cord.
4. Lay down the Stones to Design the Perfect Look.
5. Add the Water Plants
The plant container can be covered with any left over rocks. This will also help to keep it in position.
6. Finish the Project
Take care of any necessary finishing touches, including adding water to the pump and adjusting your pump settings. Those settings are often going to be a matter of personal preference.
This is what you should have when you are finished!
There is going to be some maintenance to this project. You should plan on cleaning the water feature regularly and use some form of algae inhibitor in the water as is directed. Since you are using a pump to move water with a water feature, mosquitoes should not be a problem.
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