It is very simple to install a water feature small in size. The sun glistens on the moving water creating visuals of dancing diamonds glistening in the sun and the sound is incredibly soothing for the soul.
You can purchase a fountain kit with all of the components or create your own. All you need to create a water fountain is: a pump, a container for water, an electrical source/cord, a statue or pot for the water to cascade from.
Dig a hole slightly larger than the size of your container and make sure it is level before filling with water. Tamp down with a mallet to ensure it will be level. Then will it with water.
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Make sure the temperature is just right.
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Then place your fountain piece on a cinder block or other material so it is raised out of the water. Remember, the higher the fountain is from the water, the more the water will disappear from blowing wind. Plug it in and you have an instant water fountain. Birds will love it too.
There are so many different ways to dress up your fountain area. I have inserted a stone on top of the cinder block and around the back side of the angel fountain. This will create more interest and eventually plants will soften the back of the stone. The stone will get very hot in the summer and planting the annual purple gomphrena will do the job. A few pieces of stone left over from another project like a retaining wall or stone patios will suffice.
Evergreen blue spruce and voodoo sedum are planted around the container and will eventually hide the plastic. The foliage color compliments and contrasts with the angel fountain.
Since this is not the focal point and only an accent in my front garden, I have positioned the angel fountain for me to enjoy from my kitchen window.
Have fun with your fountains and try different colored annuals surrounding your water fountain each year.
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