Connect with us

Home Maintenance & Repair

How to Install a Water Feature in Your Garden

Getting a bit bored with your garden recently? Think it could do with sprucing up a little? Well, you’ve come to the right place. As a garden designer, I always get asked for my top tips and tricks for making outdoor spaces more attractive, and I tend to dispense the same advice every single time – create a water feature.

The size and style of your water feature will depend heavily on the shape and aesthetics already within your garden so I won’t go into the design too much. Instead, I’ll spend the rest of this article explaining the constructional elements that generally apply to all.

So, have a quick read through, and I’m confident the job will seem less complicated that you may have previously imagined.

Digging A Hole

Once you’ve decided how you want the water feature to look, it’s time to start planning its location. Take some string and a few 6 inch nails, position them in the area you want the feature to sit and mark out where you need to start digging. It’s never wise to have a water feature too close to your property, so consider placing it at the opposite end of your garden.

Once this is completed, start digging your hole – the depth will depend upon the size and shape of the individual feature, but you need to ensure there’s enough room to accommodate the base, and pump.

Install Underlayment & Liner

When you visited your local garden center to get a water feature, they should have also sold you some underlayment and liner. To start, position your underlayment over the hole and press it down into place. This stuff is used to help stop plants and weeds from rising up and piercing through the liner. Now this is done, place the liner on top and secure.

Positioning The Pump

In most cases, you’ll want this in the center of your hole, but make sure you read the manufacturer’s guidelines first to avoid making mistakes. You’ll want to lay rocks around the edges of the base to ensure the pump stays in position for the duration, so don’t forget this, as some pumps have a tendency to move or even fall over.

Adding The Water

You’re very nearly finished now; all you need to do is cross your fingers and hope for the best as you start to fill your feature with water. You shouldn’t really experience any problems unless the liner has been split, in which case you’ll just have to obtain some more. Arranging more rocks around the edge of the entire feature can add a brilliant effect, and will hide any unwanted sights.

So there you have it friends. That was a short and simple guide to creating a basic water feature in your own garden. I shouldn’t imagine you’ll face any major issues when you do this, the worst that can happen really is that the pump is faulty – so with that in mind, ensure you plug it in and test it before installation.

Thanks to Ell for the image

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


Popular How To Guides

Home Maintenance & Repair1 week ago

How To Grow The Best Roses In Your Garden

The best roses to grow in your garden are those that require the least maintenance and can resist destruction from...

Games / Video Games2 weeks ago

How to Make Money from Online Casino Bonuses

Today, virtually every single online casino dishes out welcome packages to new customers in the form of bonus money and...

Home Maintenance & Repair2 weeks ago

How To Build A Raised Pond In Your Garden

Designers of contemporary gardens often try to avoid natural features and create highly organised, geometrical gardens instead. Raised garden ponds...

Games / Video Games4 weeks ago

How To Play Blackjack

Blackjack is a simple card game. Your goal in blackjack is just to achieve a combined score of twenty-one with...

Uncategorized4 weeks ago

How to Boost Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you won the lottery? Visualize having the necessary...

Games / Video Games4 weeks ago

How to Play Bingo Online

Bingo is a great, low-stress type of game that is a great way to relax. However, it isn’t always easy...

Business1 month ago

How To Become An Administrative Manager Of A Professional Sports Team

The role of a team manager for a professional sports team is very diverse, and the skill of spinning many...

Finance2 months ago

How To Join The World of Bitcoin

For many of us, the whole idea of bitcoin is still a mysterious concept but we’re beginning to notice more and...