Keep Calm and Let the Water Trickle
Well known for their calming properties, water features create a stunning display in your garden, home or any other social space.
The features come in a wide range of styles, from modern ones such as the stainless steel sphere or tubes, to more traditional urn style features or pouring bowls.
1: Location –.Overturn the Basin or Sump that you intend to use for your reservoir in the location that the Water Feature is to be positioned. Using Sand, scatter along the perimeter and remove the Basin to leave an outline for digging.
2: Digging – Begin by removing the top layer of ground material, and then dig to the depth of your Basin or Sump, plus an additional 50mm. Approximately 500mm in total should be sufficient.
3: Fill – Apply Sand to the base of the hole, then drop in your Basin / Sump and ensure the top edge is level with the surrounding ground. Check all is level, and adjust accordingly by manoeuvring the Sand.
4: Backfill –.To keep the Basin or Sump steady, fill with water. In the gap that surrounds the Basin / Sump from the rest of the garden ground, gently compress Sand in to the aperture, before finishing with a 4:1 mixture of Sand and Concrete.
5: Decoration – Before the mortar sets, place decorative stone or pebbles around the perimeter and secure by giving them a firm tap with a Rubber Hammer.
6: Pump – Connect your pump transformer to an Electricity point in a dry area, preferably nearby to prevent excess wiring. Locate the pump itself in the Sump or Basin.
7: Platform – Place Bricks in the Basin or Sum to form a platform to hold a Galvanised Base for your Water Feature. This will need to have various holes, which will allow water to flow freely. One hole will be dedicated for feeding the hose which is attached to the Water pump through.
8: Finishing – Fit the Water Feature on top of the Galvonised base, connecting the hose. Sit back and enjoy the tranquillity that your new Water Feature will provide.
Materials Required – Skip / Sump / Basin / Base Platform / Water Pump / Bricks / Sand / Cement / Water Feature / Decorative Stone
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