DIY Backyard Water Projects that are Easy and Affordable

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You first need to plan where you want to build your waterfall. This is going to depend on the room you have in your backyard for it, and where you are going to enjoy it most. Some like to have a water feature close to their deck or patio. This way whenever they are entertaining they get to enjoy this feature, others prefer to have it more secluded and use it as a getaway area that they feel is their own private spot.

The Family Handyman has some great ideas for building these kinds of water features and they keep them reasonably priced.

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We chose to tell you about this particular waterfall from Family Handyman because it is quick to build and reasonably priced.



“Backyard waterfall overview: Project design

“There are a thousand ways to build a backyard waterfall. But if you’re looking for simplicity, you can’t beat this approach. You basically dig a hole in the ground, line it with rubber membrane and cover it with a stack of rocks. The backyard waterfall looks beautiful, but the best part is the sound. If you close your eyes, it’s easy to imagine yourself sitting next to a gurgling creek in the middle of the woods.

Once the materials were in hand, the waterfall took less than a day. We were a little surprised at how much digging there was, considering the size of the reservoir. But this was the only tough part. Stacking the stone was fun. We had to rearrange the stones a few times, but in the end the water flowed nicely over the edges and created just the effect we wanted.”

Click on the link and you will be pleased to see the full instructions for this project.

It is always nice to have a detailed pattern to follow and some ideas. You may want to customize your water feature so it is unique to you, and that is exactly what you should do. In future series we will be bringing you lots of additional ideas of what you can do with your water features to make them even more interesting and truly one of a kind.

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