5 DIY Serene Water Features

Your backyard is your own oasis, a place to escape and relax after a long day at work. The soft splash of a fountain will bring life and motion into your backyard. So, take one weekend and make your backyard even more relaxing by installing a water feature.

Remote Waterfall

A remote control waterfall is the perfect solution for a backyard that needs a touch of ambiance. They’re easy to customize and don’t require much of an investment. By using the remote, you can control the flow of water from the waterfall and turn it on or off, depending on when you’re home. They leave a beautiful finishing touch and will keep you feeling relaxed anytime you are in your backyard.

Remote control waterfall

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Landscape water spring with plants

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Terra Cotta Fountain

Terra Cotta fountains require a substantial amount of room, but if you have the perfect spot in your backyard, they’re a great addition. You can find different types of Terra Cotta fountains at your local garden center. They have an appealing outdoor look and create a relaxing atmosphere.

Terra cotta fountain

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Urn Bubbler

An easy-to-make water feature that you can add to your yard is an Urn Bubbler. They don’t take up a large amount of room, and still provide the calming sights and sounds of a water feature.

Urn bubbler

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Pond in a Trough

You don’t need a big space and gallons of water to create a pond in your backyard—all you need is a watertight container and a little bit of space. This is great for water-loving flowers and plants like water hyacinths, water lilies and water lettuce.

Pond in a Trough

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Tabletop Fountains

If you have a smaller backyard and don’t want to take the time to install a permanent water feature, you can create a tabletop fountain, which is an eye-catching centerpiece on any patio table. All you need is two glazed saucers, smooth stones, water and freshly clipped flower blossoms.

Tabletop fountain

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If you choose to install all or any of these water features, you’re sure to brighten the mood of your backyard and create a relaxing atmosphere that can be enjoyed on any day of the week.

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