Garden Water Features Don't Have To Be Difficult. Here's How To Make One Of Your Own

The water feature market is set to soar to over $1 billion, according to The Freedonia Group, reflecting their popularity among homeowners. Water features add a magic touch to any garden and can help to create an incredibly relaxing space. If you're considering purchasing one, you may feel overwhelmed by the choice. However, as it turns out, you can actually make your own water feature using a horse bucket and pump, as shown by one user @thecheshiregreyhome_ on TikTok. All you need is these two essentials alongside a few other items, and you should be able to create a picture-perfect water feature that rivals many store-bought ones. Not only will this help to save you money, but it also looks beautiful if you get it right.

Below, we'll break down how you can easily make one of your own. While you may have to get your DIY hat on, it's likely nothing that you can't already handle. Even better, nobody should be able to tell you made it yourself. Let's take a look at what you need to do.

You only need a few items

To build this DIY garden water feature, you'll need a horse bucket, submersible water pump, metal grill, mesh, stones, some large rocks of your choice, and an appropriate drill, such as a masonry or hammer drill. First, you need to place your bucket in the ground where you want your water feature to be. Connect your submersible water pump and place it into your horse bucket before filling it up with water. Next, place your metal grill with your metal mesh over the top. This will help to hold the stones and provide drainage. Pull the water pump up between the metal mesh.

Now, all that's left to do is decide how you're going to place and stack your rocks before drilling a hole through them and feeding your water pump through to the top. That's the hard part done. Now, you just need to add your stones around your water feature. You can do this by sprinkling and spreading them on top of the mesh to hide it, and you could even add some water feature decorations. Now, this gives you no excuse not to add a water feature to your garden. All that's left to do is turn on your new DIY garden water feature and enjoy!