Maybe you’re looking to mask the noise from a busy road, or you just want a quiet, contemplative space. A water feature does a lot more than look great and soothe that savage beast. It will also turn your yard into a wildlife refuge. You’ll never be short of birdsong and the rest of nature’s creatures will also thank you for putting it in.
Technology has advanced to the point where water features can be treated as their own self-contained ecosystems. Properly constructed, clean, and balanced, a well-planned water feature demands less maintenance than many homeowners think.
I’m fortunate enough to live on small acreage and I have a very large pond. Australia is in the grip of a very serious drought right now and my water source is drawing birds of every size, from small minors to ducks to large ibis. But a pond doesn’t have to be big. Nor does it need to cost a lot to install. This is a super-simple project that shouldn’t cost you any more than your own labour!
Old tires are difficult to get rid of, and most of them end up in the dumps. And tyres come in every size, right up to large tractor size so there’s something for every garden! This is a great project to recycle old tires, and turn them into something useful and beautiful. With this easy to make and inexpensive water feature, your outdoor living area will become a wonderful getaway space.
- Old Tires
- Rocks – various sizes
- Tarpaulin-like covering
- Buckets of Sand
- Jig Saw
- Slab of Wood – for levelling sand
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Thanks to Dokuchaevsk for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here…
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