Whether you're dreaming of animating your landscape with a waterfall, adding underwater lighting for drama after dark, or anchoring your sanctuary with a sculptural centerpiece, here are three easy ideas to give your water garden a remarkable makeover... in only one weekend!
ANIMATE your landscape with a waterfall or fountain
The sound of falling water, whether subtle or strong, adds a rich dimension to any backyard water garden. It invites both wildlife and houseguests to investigate the source and rewards its host with tranquil music at the end of hectic days.
The basic equipment needed for this project includes a
pump with sufficient lift power and the necessary
plumbing to get the water to a desired elevation. For a fast and hassle-free waterfall, install a simple device to create a 16" wide curtain of water without the need for heavy, expensive flagstones. It will even provide supplemental bio-mechanical filtration for your plants and fish, and there's an optional faux granite cover available to blend naturally into your surroundings.
If you fancy a fountain, it's never been easier, thanks to
all-in-one fountain pump kits. Each has a vertical stem and fountain head(s) built in, so you simply set in your pond and plug in - instant inspiration! There's a spray pattern for every mood and setting, from spherical bells to soaring trumpets.
ADD lighting effects for drama after dark
Want to enjoy your special retreat well after dark? It's as easy as adding some lights:
solar-powered spheres along the edge of winding garden trails to invite nighttime exploration into distant corners of your sanctuary. No wiring required! As long as you place them in full sun, they'll illuminate your walkways all night long.