Building a Garden Fountain can be a great way to start adding more greenery, lighting, and add visual interest to your outdoor living space. No matter if you have a small apartment balcony or an expansive garden, adding a Garden Fountain is a perfect way to transform your outdoor oasis and make it more inviting.
Garden fountains are a great way to add ambiance to any garden or yard. When deciding what sort of fountain, you want to build, there are a few things you will need to think about:
DIY Garden fountain
If you are looking for a fun, easy-to-make fountain for your garden ideas, why not try making a homemade fountain? Homemade fountains can cost less than store-bought fountains, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you made it yourself. Plus, if it breaks or gets damaged, you can repair it yourself.
Things You’ll Need:
- PVC Conduit
- Waterproof Basin
- Plastic shapers (for base and globe)
Before you start making, sketch out your design on paper and create a materials list. This will help you visualize what you want your finished fountain to look like and give you an idea of how much each material will cost.
Choose the area
Choose the area where you would like to place your fountain. Be sure it is in close proximity to an electrical outlet, as most outdoor fountains are made from fiberglass or concrete and will require electricity to run the pump.
Make base and globe
The fountain typically contains three main components; a base, a ball, and a pump. Make a pillar and a base from concrete by using plastic or hard paper baskets. Make sure to fix PVC pipes in the center of both; the base and the globe. After drying, detach the outer shapes with a sharp knife.
Dig a hole
Once you have selected the area, make the base and globe, dig a hole in the ground that is large enough to accommodate the base of your garden fountain.
Pick a Pump
Make sure you choose a pump rated for the size of your fountain. If you’re making a small globe fountain, get one with a maximum lift of 6 inches but if your fountain is going to be on the ground, get a pump with a lift of at least 2 ft., so water will continue to flow even if the basin starts to run dry.
Fix the pump
Place the submersible pump inside the bucket, making sure that pump is placed at or near the bottom of the fountain so that it will be able to pull water from your reservoir and push it through the globe that will be attached to the top of your fountain.
Add stones and rocks
Add some rocks around your fountain for decoration. This way, it will look more natural and beautiful in your garden design idea!
Place the base
Place the concrete base in the middle of your bucket and connect the pump with PVC pipes. Make sure that all pipes are connected properly so that water doesn’t leak out or get clogged up inside them.
Style the globe
Then you can seal the globe with silicon over the base and that’s it. Your garden fountain is ready to fill with water and turn on.
Water in the garden is often a sign of abundance and prosperity. The sound of water falling on a fountain also helps to hide other sounds, so it’s also a great feature to add to your garden if you live in town.
You can easily find fountains everywhere in stores, but they’re expensive, so why not make one yourself? It’s not that complicated. Follow the above-mentioned easy steps and you will end up making a beautiful garden fountain by yourself.
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