Backyard Waterfalls and a Backyard Dilemma
Melinda, Kyle, and their daughter, Allyson, have lived in their
home for about 6 years, ever since Allyson was 3 years old.
This year they have decided that they would spruce up their
backyard for their family, friends, and all of Allyson's friends
that come over to play.
After much decision-making, and writing down all the things
that they want in their modest backyard, they have come up
with the decision to have a waterfall close to the patio,
and a Tiki hut nearby.
Now they have to decide whether to build a backyard waterfall
with waterfall plans, or buy a waterfall kit, or maybe,
for the sake of saving time, to get a manufactured or preformed
waterfall, delivered right to their door.
A pondless backyard waterfall would be the easiest waterfall to construct,
having only a holding tank to recirculate the water.
. A full scaled backyard waterfall, taking a lot of time and effort,
and leaving the backyard in a mess for a period of time,
probably all summer long.
.A manufactured waterfall, delivered right to their door,
without the task of shopping all over town and perhaps
the surrounding towns as well
. A backyard waterfall kit, which they would have to shop for as well,
and take a clerks word that they had everything they need
SUCESSin a Manufactured Waterfall. In the end the Mallory's decide on a prefabricated waterfallbought online, and with guaranteed delivery and guaranteed satisfaction.
The backyard waterfall was delivered in a few days, complete with
setup instructions, and
within a week the Mallorys had it all set up and invited
their family and friends over to see it.
Allyson also invited some of her friends over.
They had a barbeque and potluck, with everyone bringing a
special dish and the Mallory's providing the barbecue itself.
Between the conversations and the sounds of children
playing sprinkled with laughter, the sound of the backyard waterfall
could barely be heard, but even then the musical sound of
falling water had a remarkable effect on the crowd.
Next Project: A Tiki-bar Hut
ENJOY YOUR BACKYARD
with the added ambiance of a backyard waterfall or pond
Especially after a trying day, imagine sitting quietly
in your backyard, listening to the music of a waterfall!
Besides being delightful to the ears, it is very soothing
to the spirit.
Tranquil contemplation of your surroundings can control stress.
There are many waterfalls and ponds to choose from:
Pondless waterfalls, in which ;the water falls into a tub
and is pumped back up to the waterfall.
Pond waterfalls, in which there is a rock formation and
the water tumbles into a pond, which may be filled with
fish, koi, or the many water plants available.
Pond kits and plans. You plan what you want your
backyard water feature to look like, and buy a full service
kit or just buy what you need piece meal. Sort of a la carte.
Manufactured waterfalls can be very small such as a
tabletop waterfall for indoors, a wall waterfall for
indoors or out, or a waterfall several feet high
for placement in a strategic spot in your backyard.
Pond Pumps and Supplies, for a variety of pond liners,
pumps, hoses and other items. All of these waterfalls
can be a focal point in your backyard garden.
I know you will enjoy listening to the pleasant sound of
running and tumbling water, and perhaps even know the
thrill of watergardening.
YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY A BACKYARD WATERFALL
The Mallory's went online to find their backyard waterfall.
You can do the same, and find all of the kinds of waterfalls
the Mallory's discussed on this site.
WITH JUST A FEW CLICKS YOU WILL BE READY
to turn on your new waterfall for your friends,
family, and neighbors, as well as your childrens friends.
And by finding that perfect waterfall, and purchasing it
online just as Kyle and Melinda did, you will be eliminating
the time and be spared the hassle of seeking out dealers,
driving from store to store, comparing prices, and ending up
disgusted with the whole idea of pushy salespeople.
The Internet is your best bet
for the DIY person, for the person in a hurry, for
the person with little time, for the person who is
unable to take on the task of digging up the backyard,
and you save money with online purchases, too.
If you are new to shopping online, be assured that
our merchants offer safe and easy shopping, with
secured payent processing systems that allows you to
make credit card purchases without fear
(such a a wait person taking your credit card away
from your table and coming back in a few minutes).
So if you are planning on doing a little backyard
renovation this spring, summer, or fall, lets get going
P.S. This is the waterfall that the Mallorys chose:
Hotsheet - Winterize Your Water Garden
Fall is getting colder and if you have not already done it, it is time to winterize your water feature, whether it be a pond, fountain, waterfall or stream, maybe even a swimming pool.
Of course if you live in a mild climate, you can probably safely leave your waterfeature alone. Here are some steps to take if you do want to winterize.
Start with a fountain, standing or wall. Make sure you drain all of the water out of the fountain, including all of the plumbing involved. We suggest putting the fountains and pumps in a non-freezing shelter if at all possible. This also goes for an easily moveable waterfall or other water feature.
If you have a submersible pump, keep it at least 24 inches deep and leave it running all winter or place in water to cover which will keep the seals wet, and place in a non-freezing shelter.
If moving is not possible, go ahead and drain the feature, clean it thoroughly, and put fine netting over it to keep debris and insects out of it.
If you have a large deep pond with fish in it and are not in a sub-zero climate, leave the fish in there over the winter. However, once the temperature falls below 50 degrees, stop feeding the fish. The fish do not require much oxygen in the winter, and will live near the bottom of the pond even though the pond is frozen over. If the pond freezes to the bottom this is not a good idea.
If you live in a cold climate, drain half of the water out of the pond so you can catch the fish with a net. (Use this water, which is rich in nutrients, to water your shrubs or trees.) Put the fish into a bucket with some non-clorinated water the same temperature they were in in the pond.
Now pick up the potted plants from the pond and prune them back to just above the roots. Clean all of the debris (dead or decaying leaves, etc.) out of the pond. Put this stuff on your compost pile. Fill the pond with non-clorinated water and put the prunned plants into the bottom and gently put the fish back into the pond.
If you have tropical plants, you cannot safely leave them to overwinter in harsh climates. You must take them into a 70 degree environment, in water, and give them plenty of sunlight. Some people just buy new plants each year to replace the tropicals.
Put bird, leaf, or pond netting over your newly cleaned pools or ponds, and weight the netting down with bricks or rocks. Hollow bricks work well. This will keep out the debris and leaves. Once there is no danger of leaf or other debris falling in, you can safely remove the netting, or you can leave it on until spring.