Small ponds and other water features for any budget (this one was made with a plastic watering trough)

Small ponds and other water features for any budget (this one was made with a plastic watering trough)


These luxurious fountains can be added to your home at extremely low cost if you use natural materials such as stone, driftwood and plants, and do the work yourself (DIY). Get creative with recycled materials such as chipped pots from yard sales and you could slash the cost to almost free.

In addition to beautifying your yard, water features such as fountains and small ponds are very practical. Water features cool and humidify the air (important in hot and arid regions), and attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. This is important because birds will eat thousands of mosquitoes and other insects. Water features with small fish are very effective at eliminating mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water and the fish eat the eggs. Water features with flowing water provide a pleasing, relaxing sound.

Thai garden water feature

Thai garden water feature


Nice water feature

Nice water feature


Water feature by garden bench

Water feature by garden bench


Small water features can be beautiful

Small water features can be beautiful


Corner water feature made of recycled brick (CEBs also work great)

Corner water feature made of recycled brick (CEBs also work great)


Water feature using pot fountains

Water feature using pot fountains

Image source: Teak Door
Image source: Teak Door
Image source: Teak Door
Image source (2): The Hegarty Webber Partnership
Image source: HGTV (step-by-step directions)
Image source: DIY Network.com


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