Garden Water Fountain - Easy To Make Garden Fountain
Garden water fountains. If you've ever wanted to make a water fountain for the garden or patio garden, this decorative fountain will give you some ideas and
is perfect and easy to make. This garden fountain is made of terra cotta pots that are stacked and filled with pebbles and it is also very pleasing to the eye
and doesn't take up a whole lot of room on your patio deck or porch.
Water fountains are an excellent focal point for your garden and in addition to creating a that perfect garden setting, water fountains help to
drown out background noise and create a beautiful backdrop for other trees and plants. Garden fountains can make a drab landscape into somewhere
that friends and family will enjoy coming to relax in your backyard.
Many gardeners will find that it is a difficult task to find the best water fountain for their garden. If you find this to be the case, you may decide
that building a garden fountain is more up your alley. Garden fountains can be what you make them. They can be ornate down to the simple, but elegant.
The best way to build your own fountain is to sit down, lay out what type of fountain you want to make and then get your plans down on paper. Once you have
the basics of building a water fountain down, the rest is up to your ideas and imagination.
For those that may be stuck on coming up with the best garden fountain design, use this simple garden fountain as a template and then work from there.
This is an easy project for gardeners and homeowners alike. It only takes three planters to make a fountain, a water pump for pumping the water through the
fountain and some tubing and pebbles that can be found at most hardware stores. A cordless drill will come in handy, but is not essential for this outdoor project.
Simple Planter Water Fountain
Before you get started, it is important that you understand how the fountain works. The water is pumped up through the planters and then the water
will circulate down the outside of the upside down planters. Once the water reaches the bottom of the fountain, it will flow over the pebbles and then down
into the holding reservoir will the pump will recirculate the water over and over again through the fountain.
1. Drill one larger hole on the side of the medium planter that will face the backside of the garden foutain. This hole should be large enough for the end of
the pump cord to go through. Drill a hole at the bottom center of the smallest and medium size planters to fit the tubing that will be
threaded through the hole. The tubing should fit snugly. Check diameter size before drilling. Add four small bit-sized holes for
drainage in the "lip" of the planter at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. These holes will be hidden with decorative pebbles.
2. With the large planter right side up, place the pump in the bottom. Feed the electrical cord through the large hole in the medium
planter. You'll want to measure and cut the tubing long enough to fit on the pump and extend approximately 3 inches above the top of the small planter. Place the
tubing on the pump.
3. With the medium planter turned upside down, feed the tubing through the bottom center hole. Do this again for the smallest planter.
4. Press the top two planters down to fit snugly on top of the large planter base. Trim any excess tubing beyond one inch at the top
of the smallest planter. Place decorative pebbles on the top of the small planter base to hide the tubing and around the rim between
the medium and large planters. Plug in and voila, a homemade water fountain!