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7 Ways to Make a Splash in Your Garden

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Water features turn an ordinary backyard into a garden oasis. They create music to the ears, add visual interest and have a cooling effect in the heat of the summer.

When choosing and planning your water feature, stick to similar design elements, finding inspiration from other sources in your garden.

 

Make a Splash in the Garden | The Home Depot's Garden Club

1. Terra cotta stack. A stacked terra cotta pot fountain is a great use for old terra cotta pots and super easy to make. Place one anywhere you’d like to enjoy the relaxing sound of trickling water.

 

Make a Splash in Your Garden | The Home Depot's Garden Club

2. Formal focal point. Create a dramatic focal point at an entrance or define borders with a large, eye-catching container. Turn it into a bubbling fountain with a simple fountain kit and recirculate the water.

 

Make a Splash in Your Garden | The Home Depot's Garden Club

3. In-ground pond. A pond adds tranquility and reflection to the landscape. Elements such as a waterfall and lights add to the ambiance. Ponds can be a home to many species of fish, turtles and frogs, plus an array of plants and flowers.

 

Make a Splash in the Garden | The Home Depot's Garden Club

4. Pond in a pot. No room for a pond? Fill a shallow container with aquatic plants and water to create a pond in a pot. Let nature do the rest.

 

Make a Splash in Your Garden | The Home Depot's Garden Club

5. Let it rain. A simple but beautiful way to capitalize on the rain is to add a rain chain to your downspouts. Place a large container that fits your style at the end of the rain chain. When it rains, water will cascade down the chain and into the pot.

 

Make a Splash in the Garden | The Home Depot's Garden Club

6. Bubbling bed. Make a bubbling stream by stacking different sizes, shapes and colors of rocks and boulders on top of one another. Run tubing through the stones to create a stream effect, or install a fountain at the center. Line the outside of the bed with drought-tolerant plants.

 

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7. Bird baths. Bird baths are an entertaining feature to add to the yard, but why settle for a garden-variety bath when you could have a fountain, too? Simply add a fountain kit to create something great for the birds and for you.

 

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