Nothing takes a garden space to the next level like a water feature. With "water gardening" rapidly increasing in popularity as a backyard trend, more and more people are finding creative ways to add water features to their yards. The increasing interest in water features is perhaps due to the calming aesthetic pleasure that water can bring to your yard. There is, after all, nothing more soothing than the gentle sound of a babbling fountain or pond.
Due to the costs and maintenance required to install ponds, many people shy away from them. If you want a pond, but you're looking for something simple and cost-effective, then this DIY Rubbermaid pond is the perfect backyard option for you!
To complete this build, you will need the following items:
- A plastic airtight container such as the Rubbermaid container that was used here
- A small water pump
- Several flat concrete stones (the amount of stones required will depend upon the size of the container you use)
- Various decorative rocks
- An aquatic plant or two for decoration
- Optional: Algae inhibitor
Step 1: Decide Where to Place Your Pond
Step 2: Dig Your Hole
Step 3: Place Your Rocks
Step 4: Install Your Pump