When you have water features in the garden, you add up to the relaxed and soothing atmosphere over there. The sound of water will definitely create a real harmony. So, you should definitely have some fountain in your garden. There are many designs that you can choose from, and also you can even try to make some on your own. And since we are always here to get you inspired, today we want to show you how you can build a wonderful stone fountain for your garden.
Stone fountains are common choice for the garden and with their natural look they fit perfectly with the landscape. And yes, there is nothing difficult in making one such fountain. You just need to have the right materials and to know how to use them.
Here is an overview of how to build a stone fountain!
As you can notice, this fountain is composed of water – flows up a pipe and trickles back down in a continuous cycle, a pump – propels the water, and a piece of sculpture – over which the water flows. In this case the sculpture is built of stones, although you can also use metal, pavers, pottery etc. Here is a list of the materials that you will need to get before starting with this project:
- ½-inch copper pipe
- waterproof basin
- small rocks
- ½-inch-by-½-inch compression female adapter
- ½ ball valve
- composite decking
- drainage gravel
- 1-inch PVC conduit
Here is how your stone fountain should look like!
This project will cost you from $100-$200 and it should be done in about 8 hours. You can find the detailed instructions on This Old House blog.
And here are some other examples of stone garden fountains!
They can be quite versatile depending on the type of stones used, as well as how you have arranged them. In some cases you may even choose single bigger stone and surrounded it with some pebbles or gravel. You can even add some light fixtures, to make them look even more beautiful.
So, would you try to build some stone fountain for your garden? Tell us in the comments and make sure to stay up to date with the content of Top Dreamer to find many other great DIY projects for your garden.