Homemade Backyard Fountains

Sep 2nd

Backyard fountains – Homemade backyard fountains have been around since ancient times. The tombs in Egypt depict garden fountain in dramatic home settings. Persians walled gardens and fountains to simulate the sky. Then, as now, people are drawn to the quiet and relaxing cascading water in a fountain. Even the most simple and easy-to-build home-made water fountain adds pleasure and mood for a backyard setting. To make a low-maintenance backyard fountain takes only a few materials and a weekend or two to complete.

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Plan where the fountain will most enjoyed outside a window to enjoy the view or within earshot of bedroom door where running water can lull you to sleep. Consider making a seating area around the backyard fountains for outdoor entertaining or just relax to the sound of running water. How big will it be? An area 2 feet wide is recommended to contain splash of cascading water. A grounded outlet close by is required for the electric pump. Limit sun for four to six hours a day to prevent algae growth in the fountain.

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Make a simple backyard fountains out of any of a variety of containers: a simple urn, terra cotta pots, tea kettle, drilled through bowling balls. The container can be stately and serene or whimsical and fun. Other supplies needed are a pond pump suitable for the size of the flow of water fountain handles, a pond liner and silicone sealant to seal the drain hole. Choose a spout like a bamboo shoot, an old faucet, water jug head or even a simple tube. A length of vinyl tubing is needed. River stones or other stones in the bottom of the fountain add aesthetic appeal.

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