Designing a DIY water feature can be a challenge if you are on a tight budget. It can be even more of a challenge if you are looking for a contemporary water feature to fit in with an updated garden space.
Here is a great solar powered water feature that combines the beauty of natural materials with a more modern design, and does it all for less that $30!
Water tight container (Rubbermaid storage container was used here)
Fountain pump (we chose a solar powered pump)
Several flat concrete pavers, depending on the size of your container.
Rocks of different sizes
Plant tolerant of water, such as a water grass
Decide where to place your water feature. If you don’t have power nearby, consider a solar powered fountain pump. Keep in mind, solar pumps ONLY work while the sun is shining! If the sun even goes behind a cloud, the pump will temporarily stop.
If you plan to add live plants, make sure to site your water feature in the sun.
Trace the shape of the container onto the dirt, then use a shovel to remove enough dirt to sink the container level with the ground.
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