Easy DIY Container Water Gardens

We love water in a garden because its one of the basic elements of life... And it reminds us of a pleasant stream or idyllic pond, right in our own backyard space! However, if you have a small garden, or simply don't want to go to all the work of digging out an in ground water feature, DIY container water gardens are an easy and fun project. You can create a simple fountain, or grow pretty pond … [Read more...]

Perfect Pond Plants

If you have  pond or a water garden, choosing your plants is the best, and sometimes most intimidating part of the process! Adding plants gives your pond life, helps it blend into the rest of the garden, and feeds a healthy bio-system within you pond. But let's face it, most of us want it easy. The last thing we need are a bunch of finicky plants that die when we look at them wrong. Here are the … [Read more...]

7 Soothing DIY Garden Fountains

I think sometimes we forget what our garden is supposed so be... A respite from the rest of the world. Some place calm, tranquil and relaxing, even if we play and entertain there as well! Introducing water as an element in our garden is a good way to disguise noise in the neighborhood, add a sense of nature, and soothe ourselves. These 7 soothing DIY garden fountains are meant to inspire you, but … [Read more...]

DIY Garden Waterfalls

If you've been thinking about starting a water feature project in the garden this season, have you thought about adding the sights and sounds of a waterfall to your yard? Waterfalls are great for stress reduction- both watching and listening to water falling is a relaxing experience. Waterfalls can also block some neighborhood or traffic noise, attract birds and other wildlife, and let's face … [Read more...]

DIY Water Fountains

Water in the garden adds a natural element that can't be beat.  There is something about seeing and hearing water that calms the spirit and makes you feel more connected with your garden and yard. You can make your own garden water fountain with just a few inexpensive supplies. Be creative in your use of vessels, and save your budget buys for the items that don't show. We used a Rubbermaid storage … [Read more...]

How To Make A Container Water Garden

Visit any nursery, and most of them have special sections now just for lovers of water gardens. It is fast becoming a very popular garden design element in many back yards! But you don't need to build a pond, or to install an expensive fountain in order to enjoy water, and the water plants. Here is an easy step by step tutorial on making a container water garden that is simple, inexpensive and a … [Read more...]

How to Make a Strawberry Pot Garden Water Fountain

When I first considered putting a water feature into my garden, I was intimidated. It seemed like a daunting task best left to people with a lot of money to pay for professional installation. Nothing could be further from the truth, and a water fountain is a great way to ease into using water in the landscape without the expense and work of a pond or waterfall. I created a water fountain out of … [Read more...]

Tips For Installing And Maintaining Water Gardens

Water gardens, also known as aquatic gardens and garden ponds, are miniature ecosystems. They add charm, enthusiasm and a sense of tranquility to any place. Water gardens can be created by combining a pool with aquatic plants and ornamental fish. Rocks, waterfalls etc when combined with pools add to the beauty of the gardens. Water gardens can be man-made or natural, comprising the right blend … [Read more...]

How to Build a Pond; Easily, Cheaply and Beautifully

Building a pond for your garden is not nearly as complicated as I first supposed. I built a pretty little pond in my front yard just off the front walk and next to the porch where I could sit and enjoy the sights and sounds. And I did it in a weekend without ANY professional help! Here’s how to build your own pond, and tips on easy maintenance as well. Step one- Rough out the area the size you … [Read more...]

Garden Pond Basics

Why Choose A Garden Pond? Do you enjoy spending time in your garden or outdoor space? Do you gain a sense of relaxation and well-being from the sound and feel of your natural surroundings? Do you enjoy the sound of birds singing, the rustle of plants in the wind, the hum of pollinating bees and the scent of flowers in full bloom? Garden ponds can improve on that experience by adding a new … [Read more...]

DIY Project: Contemporary Garden Water Feature Less than $30

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! Supplies Needed: Water tight … [Read more...]