5 Of The Best Designs for a DIY Garden Fountain
Gazing across your yard on a sunny day you’ll notice that the sounds of a water fountain add a soothing effect. There’s just something about the sound of water flowing. Of course, a well-designed water fountain also makes your garden look beautiful.
There are many different designs you can adopt but all have the same basic issue, you need water and a pump. Once you start thinking about this you realize that it is just as practical to use earth augers and have a borehole created. This will provide you with all the water you need for your yard and your wishing well. You can even add a treatment work to your yard and use the water for eating and drinking! You’ll never have to worry about your fountain running out of water.
Now all you have to do is pick the right design
The Plant Pot
An old plant pot can make a fantastic fountain. You can position the plant pot anywhere and add the pump inside it. The pot should collect the water and allow it to be recycled. You can increase the size of the feature by placing the pot on a pedestal in a pond. All you have to do is chose a beautiful pot.
An Old Bowling Ball
A bowling ball is a great option for a fountain. Put a large concrete sewer pipe over your bore hoe and allow the pump to push the water through the bowling ball, you can use the hoes that already exist in it.
Keep the power of the pump low and it will just cascade down the side of the ball.
Bamboo has always been a popular material for fountains. In fact, you can use a cantilever system to make a noise that will keep deer away, if they are an issue.
Simply create a pond area where the water sits and is pumped around. Then have a trickle of water hitting a half cut out piece of bamboo when it fills enough the bamboo will tilt and drop the water into the pool part. It can be magical with a few lights and careful planting.
Old Wine Barrel
There are plenty of large old wine barrels you can purchase for a reasonable price. You’ll need to cut them in half and clean them thoroughly. You can then add a pond liner and a pump to create a pretty fountain.
A few aquatic plants and lights will finish the effect perfectly.
If you’ve created a borehole and have access to free water then simply direct the water flow to a jet set in a pond you’ve created. The power of the pump will create a column of water, potentially matching the El Alamein fountain!
There really is no limit to what you can achieve with a few tools, a little time, and a plentiful supply of water.