The soft splash of clear and sparkling water in your garden would help to bring life and vigor to your garden. It offers you the gift of nature and would attract various birds to it as well. The soothing sound of the splashing fountain would also help to transform your garden into a retreat.
Building a DIY water fountain
A water fountain is easy to build and is affordable as well. The fountain can be built with two glazed pots with a shallow bowl nested inside the larger pot, a small bucket and a pump for circulation. Here are the steps as to how you can build a water fountain in your own garden by yourself. It is easy to make, safe and affordable as well and the best point is that it can also be operated all through the day.
Place a Big pot downwards and clean the rough the rough edges in the holes with a file to receive rubber plugs. You can apply sealant to the sides of each plug and place the smaller end into the hole and push firmly. Apply sealant to the exposed area of the plug. Plus two additional holes in the same manner.
Place the bucket face down and then use a drill and a bit to make several holes in the bottom. Take a utility knife and cut an opening along the rim of the bucket large enough so that a power Chord can be inserted. Place the bucket face down and then place the pump over the bucket. Attach the thread and the chord through the opening in the side of the bucket and measure the length of the chord that is required inside the pot.
Remove the bucket and turn the pot on its side. Now thread the plug and the cord through the hole that is remaining, leaving the required length inside the bucket. Use a pencil and mark the chord at the desired length. Place the pot face down with the remaining pump inside and the plug and cord exposed.
Drill a hole from top to bottom through the middle of the remaining rubber plug and then make a slit in one side of the drilled plug. With a knife. Slide the chord through the slit into the middle of the plug. The previously measured plug should be even on the surface on the bottom of the plug. Apply sealant in the slit and into the sides of the plus and then, place it firmly into the remaining hole. Apply sealant to the exposed areas in the plug and the opening of the cord and then wait for 24 hours and turn the pot right side up and apply sealant and around the surface. The sealant should be allowed to dry very well.
Place the pot in an area, which is full of plants. Dig a channel in the soil underneath the pot for the chord. Set the pot in two rectangular paving stones for some extra support and also ensure that a space is left between the pavers for the cord. Place the plastic bucket in a face down position in the pot with the pump cord coming through the hole that was cut in the rim. Place the pump on the top of the bucket.
Take a second plastic bucket and drill several holes in the bottom and the sides. Fill the bucket with different kinds of rocks gathered from the river. They may be of different shapes and sizes. Clean the dirt and grime properly so that the rocks look sparkling clean. Pour the clean gravel in the pot and repeat this until the gravel is 2- 3 inches below the rim. Adjust the waterspout to the correct height and then attach the nozzle as desired.
Use a garden hose and fill the pot with water to about 1 inch below the rim. Plug in the fountain and then enjoy.
You can also create the fountain with different shapes and sizes like various kinds of pots replace it with a different container or stacks of blocks that are placed on top of the fountain pump tube above the rim of the pot. Use the rubber plug method to run the cord through the bottom and then seal it from the leaked portion.
Your DIY garden fountain is absolutely ready and it would look absolutely marvelous in your garden. You can decorate the garden fountain with a number of shimmering the glittering lights so that it looks good even at night with a splash of water sounds.