Looking to add a bit of interest in your backyard? Have you been inspired by the natural and beautiful water features of Walton County parks? Water features can bring the joys of nature right to your home. Nothing beats the relaxing sound of trickling water running over stones or the therapeutic displays of fish swimming in a pond. If you are looking for a new and exciting way to make your backyard more fun and appealing then try adding one of these water features to your landscape.
A pond is a great way to change things up in your backyard. You can either start from scratch or if you are lucky, you can use that area of your yard that constantly retains water to your advantage. Dig out the pond in the shape you want then lay down a plastic pond liner to keep the water from sinking back into the ground.
Place stones around the edge of the plastic liner to hold it in place and conceal it. You can design the rest to fit your tastes. There are many types of plants and flowers that you incorporate into your new water feature.
Ponds will also attract all sorts of wildlife such as birds, dragonflies, and frogs. You add some more interest by plopping in a few fish.
Water is one of the three essential elements needed to attract birds to your yard and keep them there. Birdbaths can be a simple as a pan of water or as elaborate as a running fountain. Birds that migrate with the seasons will thank you by stopping for a drink or a much-needed bath before they continue on their long journey.
These beautiful features add some zen to your garden and will definitely be a conversation piece for your friends and family. Waterfalls can be incorporated into your other water features like ponds or pools.
Start by building up the area you wish to use. Use a pond liner to direct the water into the pond, fountain or whatever you are using to catch and hold the water. then cover it with rocks. Then decorate to your taste with plants and boulders to create a natural-looking effect.
Want a fun and easy DIY fountain the whole family can take part in? Try a flower pot fountain. All you require is at least three different sized flower pots, a water pump, and some PVC pipe.
Place the largest pot on the bottom and put the water pump inside. Add extenders so it stands straight up. Cut PVC to the desired length and set it over the pump.
Now that you have some ideas about different types of water features, it’s time to get to work on your own.