Everyone loves the sound of trickling water. It is relaxing and creates a serene environment for everyone who is around to hear it. If you have been wanting to add a water feature to your landscaping, but did not think you could afford it, think again! There are many kinds of ways to incorporate water in your yard adding serenity and charm, while still keeping your budget in line. Many water features now a days are low maintenance, inexpensive, and easy to install and create. Take a look below at how you can create inexpensive water features for your yard. In fact, this is a great DIY project you can dive into this weekend!
DIY Inexpensive Water Features for Your Yard:
1. A simple bird bath.
Bird baths can either be wood or concrete and can be found for under $40.00. Assembly is as easy as putting the two pieces (the base and pedestal) together and filling with water. You can even add faux floating plants if you wish. Birds will love frolicking in the cool water and you will love the entertainment it provides. Place right in the center of your garden as a focal point or tuck it away in a flower bed.
2. An electric fountain.
Small, electric outdoor fountains can be found a Amazon.com or your local home improvement store. You can find a simple one for as low as $50.00 and installation is as easy as filling it with water and plugging it into an outdoor outlet. You can display it on an outdoor furniture piece, porch, or nestle it in your flower beds. They require very little energy to run which is great for your electric bill. Plus, you will love the sight and sound of trickling water!
3. An easy dig pond.
You can build your own pond in one weekend with a simple pond shell/pond liner and a few other accessories. If you don’t plan on adding fish and just want a simple small installation, you don’t even need to bother with a pump or filter. Just dig your hole (Call 411 before you dig to avoid an accident) choose a small pond liner to put down, fill in gaps with sand or gravel, and fill with water. You can also add plants around and in the pond if you wish.
4. Decorative sprinklers.
Many yard sprinklers are being made to be functional and decorative. You can find fun and funky or streamline and serious yard sprinklers in the shapes of animals and other objects at your local home improvement store. This way when it is time to water, you have a decorative object doing the work for you. The prices on these vary but you can find them as low as $20.00.
You can highlight any of the water features you choose with a simple flood light or decorative plants, faux or real. Be sure to keep an eye on your features to see if they need cleaning or additional water. Taking care of your features will keep them looking their best and running well.
Add some charm to your yard with one of these DIY inexpensive water features for you yard. You can tackle any of these projects this weekend!