Who doesn’t want that perfect sanctuary or getaway? And what if you could get it for free? That’s how we ended up in Bakersfield, California in Kelly Ashe’s backyard. Kelly entered our Laguna Ponds water garden giveaway last May.
It only took five hours for the Laguna team to install the pond in Kelly’s backyard. Then I stepped in with help from Monji garden center and to surround the water featured with beautiful plants.
Watch the transformation.
Create your own water feature with a terra cotta pot.
20-inch terra cotta pot
4-inch terra cotta pot
small pump with fountain attachment
Step 1: Plug the hole in the bottom of the of the container with plumber’s putty. Apply the putty on both the inside and the outside of the container.
Step 2: Place the 4-inch terra cotta pot upside down in the container. This will give the water pump height.
Step 3: Place the pump on the 4-inch terra cotta pot.
Step 4: Fill the container with water until the water line reaches just below the top of the fountain head.
Step 5: Add water plants if you are so inclined.