Gardening is a hobby that invites people from all walks of life and financial circumstances to participate. Those who enjoy this particular pastime are often quite avid in their love of gardening and their appreciation of the great outdoors. Many people add ponds in order to further enjoy their beautiful outdoor oasis but did you know how simple it is to turn your ordinary little pond into a waterfall? A waterfall for your garden pond is not only an excellent way to display even more of your flora and fauna but also an excellent way to add even more attention grabbing scenery to your landscape.
Below you will find detailed information about how to create a waterfall of your very own.
Obviously you will want to focus on layout and design before you begin constructions plans for your outdoor sanctuary. The first thing you must do is make sure that the waterfall doesn’t overpower the landscape or occupy too much space. Your waterfall should be proportionate to the size of your garden and the pond as balance is what most of us seek in our gardens.
The next step is to determine the type of construction you will be utilizing for this venture. Two common methods include either using pre-formed pond molds or creating your own liners and using rocks for the layout. The important thing is that you choose the method that you feel will best exemplify the theme of your garden and the waterfall you are preparing to create.
Once you’ve gotten the basics you should take things a step further and select the type of pump you will need for your waterfall and pond. This is important, as it will transfer the water in your garden to the top where the waterfall will be. The size of pump you will need is largely dependent upon the size of your waterfall (width and height). Be sure to discuss this very carefully with the dealer in order to make sure you are getting a pump that will work for your needs.
If you want the water supply in your waterfall to be clean and clear (and this is something that is best for your waterfall) you should also make sure you have some sort of filtration system in place in order to filter out impurities. Your dealer should also be of assistance in this aspect as well.
Once you have a list of the required materials in hand you should then grab a shovel and get to work. You need to make sure you have hollowed out the proper amount of ground in order to achieve the proper proportions for your waterfall and pond. Once you’ve created your holes, insert the forms and liners.
Rocks should be situated so that the water can flow through them if you’ve ever had the experience of visiting a natural waterfall you will want to employ a similar look and feel for your own waterfall. Fiberglass forms will save a good bit of work, as you will only need to dig the amount necessary for the form to fit.
Once you’ve installed the form you can begin placing the filter, pump, and hoses that are necessary as well as the electricity source. Once you’ve completed these necessary task you can begin adding water, plants, and fish to your waterfall and pond.
You will find that once all is said and done that you have added a beautiful and relaxing enhancement to your outdoor living area. Most people find that the added enjoyment of this rather simple addition drastically improves their ability to relax and enjoy this space. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Rob Buenaventura has worked in the home improvement industry for several years. Learn more about water gardens , water garden design ideas and other home improvement tips at HomeImprovementTouch.com