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How do you take a boring garden and transform it into something special? Add a water feature. Water features can transform the ordinary into something incredible as well as hide road noise creating. Turn your garden into a peaceful retreat with the soothing sound and movement of water . So all you have to decide is what kind of feature you want. Here are some of the options.

1 Fountains

Garden fountains are one of the easiest water features to add to your yard. Most home improvement stores and garden centers will carry do it yourself kits. Choose from a large variety including stand alone fountains and those that hang on your wall. All you have to do to install it is position the fountain, fill it with water and plug in the fountains pump. If you want to get creative, you could even make your own fountain out of new or old pots, a little bit of plastic tubing and a small water pump.

2 Ponds

Ponds involve a little more work but are still easy to do in the hands of a competent do it yourselfer. Once again, kits are readily available from your home improvement or garden center. To put in a pond you will have to first dig a hole in a suitable location. Ponds are normally only a few feet deep but it is still a lot of work to dig out all of that soil. Next you will either line the hole with a flexible pond liner or insert a formed hard plastic liner. Then add rocks and a pond filtration system. After treating the water, you can then add plant life and even fish if you so desire.

3 Bird Baths

Bird baths can be basic or elaborate water features that attract birds, especially in summer when they can gather, cool off and drink water from the bird bath. A well-maintained and clean garden bird bath will attract a variety of bird species all year.

You can choose from a variety of bird baths to either add character to your plain garden or blend in with the natural surroundings. Most garden centers/shops sell plastic or glass bird baths with pedestals you can install anywhere, or you may opt for a heavier stone or concrete bath basin that's more permanent.

4 Waterfalls

If you want more than a basic pond, you could try installing a waterfall. This installation is a little more complicated and you might want to consult a professional landscaper. It does take some experience to plan out the flow of water on a waterfall.

Waterfalls are also an excellent feature to add to an existing swimming pools landscaping. They will make an ordinary pool a sight to behold.

With all of the options, it can be hard to decide what type of water feature to add to your yard. Go over your options and choose the type that best fits your budget and your do it yourself experience level.



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