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For this project we built a fountain, planted a garden, and constructed a fence - simply a way to enhance a small backyard, but keep it safe from roam...
Dig a hole for your fountain and pond area.
The way most pond pumps work is that the water simply falls into them - they are made to push water through the tube and out the top, not pull water i...
A shower curtain is an incredibly cheap alternative to the expensive pond shapes you can buy at hardware stores. We simply laid it out over the hole a...
Once the shower curtain was laid out, we squeezed the PVC stem back into place with the curtain layer caught between then cut away the blocking barrie...
Cut away the excess shower curtain along the edge.
If you're really ambitious you can collect pebbles and river rocks on your own - we however, bought a couple bags of $3 pond pebbles from the local ha...
To construct the actual fountin you'll need a supply collection similar to these wood pieces.
Fashion them into a rectangular frame in which to pour your concrete. We used the taller pieces of wood to hold the concrete and the pieces of 2x4 are...
We then created a strange little piece to put at the top side of our fountain. This was designed to leave a lip where water could pool as soon as it b...
Once all of this is in place, run the tube. This ensures that as the concrete hardens the tube is built in place.
With all these stages completed we were ready to mix and pour the concrete. We used two bags… which got really heavy! If you choose to recreate this, ...
We positioned left over pond pebbles in the cement so water could trickle down the rockface. You could easily create some sort of elaborate design out...
We allowed it plenty of time to harden. If you try to secure it in place before this process has completed, your corners will snap. We simply popped t...
Now, onto the gardening! We selected a few key veggies to plant and laid out their space in our garden. Once all of the plants had homes, we laid mul...
Our almost finished product!
After finishing our garden we wanted to protect it from wandering pests ….. and pets. We built this very simple picket fence. The posts are simply sit...
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