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Learn how to add a water feature to your yard with these projects and ideas with tips for maintaining them.

  1. Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

    Create a stone-lined garden pond, then carve a waterfall out of a block of stone using basic power and hand tools. The technique is simple, even for beginners.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Build a Backyard Waterfall and Stream


    Create a rippling, rock-lined stream with multiple waterfalls in your backyard. Use gravel and stone filters and a heavy-duty pump to reduce maintenance and maintain water clarity.

  2. Build a Backyard Waterfall in One Weekend


    Build this small pond with stonework and a waterfall in as little as one weekend. We show you how to build it from start to finish.

  3. How to Build a Garden Pond and Deck


    Let us show you how to add this easy-to-build pond and easy-care deck to your garden. This serene retreat can be built by a novice and doesn't require a lot of expensive tools, yet it offers a unique design. In this article, we'll show you the plans and techniques needed to construct the pond and deck. All it takes is some digging, simple assembly and this easy to follow DIY advice.

  4. How to Build a Garden Fountain


    Modeled after an old millstone, this little fountain is the perfect size for a patio or small backyard. Constructed from concrete and common building material, you can construct it in a weekend.

  5. How to Build a Water Garden With Waterfall


    Build your own pond and waterfall, then stock it with plants and fish. Learn the basic techniques for creating a relaxing water feature in your own backyard.

  6. How to Build a Water Garden Stream


    Add the magic of moving water to your backyard, with a waterfall and pond. Our instructions show you how to build them using preformed shells for simplicity.

  7. Build a Backyard Pond and Waterfall


    A backyard pond with running water, floating plants and darting fish can make a bland space breathtaking. Keeping it attractive and trouble free takes work, but with a little extra care at the planning and building stages, you can create a pond that's almost maintenance-free.

  8. Pond: How to Build a Low-Maintenance Pond


    Get great advice from professional pond builders and long-time pond owners about building and maintaining backyard ponds, waterfalls and streams.

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