Easy Water Feature Without the Cost

Using a bit of improvisation, I built an effective water feature from items found in our shed and around the garden.

Luckily, I had an old pump and some pebbles but these items would be much cheaper to buy than buying a ready made water feature.

I have posted this video to inspire people get creative and turn what they may see as rubbish and clutter into great garden focal points.

50 Comments

  1. Sam and Rhys fishing on April 26, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Good vid

  2. MrCharlieFarnsbarns on April 26, 2021 at 12:26 am

    My god that’s shite

  3. C Meade on April 26, 2021 at 12:27 am

    It’s a nice clear explanation thank you. The thing I like about this video is that it is the most basic possible version and it can inspire you to do something with whatever you have. You could mess about with the basic principle to make your own version.

  4. Maria Lucia Gomez-Greenberg on April 26, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Great job! Thank you ;–>

  5. LuckyPowPow on April 26, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Clever – you’ve given me some ideas as I’m trying to add a water feature to my front yard and want to save a few dollars in the process.

  6. 10TOES on April 26, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Good job, just add some potted plants & maybe a garden angel and a solar light. Gives me an ideal of what to do with the same style of large pot, now just to find a crate for the top or even yet i may add a water lily.

  7. TaffytheGreat on April 26, 2021 at 12:33 am

    It’s funny how you just happens to have lying around. A Sieve that fits the bucket. Well you’re right, it is cheap. It’s nice the sound of running water although there’s no real feature πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  8. Peter Wyatt on April 26, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Thank you so much for this really clear & easy guide to making your own water feature! We took your basic ideas & tweaked them a bit, and now have a really effective and attractive water feature in our garden in Norfolk, all for less than Β£30 – brilliant!

  9. Patricia Nunez on April 26, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Thank you! I just bought a new pump and the water hose idea is great. I’m going for more of a bubbling Brook sound but love the basics you gave us.
    I appreciate it,
    Pat from southern Indiana, USA

  10. Renee Kellems on April 26, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Perfect , thank you .

  11. allon33 on April 26, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Cheap, just the way I like it πŸ™‚

  12. MoreMike on April 26, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I want to try this it would be so cool if instead of putting it through a tea light holder make it more of a cliff look and have the water running over the rocks so it would look like a real water fall

  13. Lorena USA on April 26, 2021 at 12:37 am

    He is SO creative!! Love the duckie ! Lol

  14. CheapShot Mike on April 26, 2021 at 12:39 am

    lucky you remembered the duck. it tied the whole thing together

  15. lyricwritertoo on April 26, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I think its a good start! I’m looking to disguise a flat basin for a humming bird bath and I have tons of rocks round my yard! I will use this idea and expand on it! Thanks! I’d rather have this than some fake cement fountain. It’s also called improvisation. Some people dont have a whole lot of money to spend like on some posts keep telling people to get a diamond saw and use ceramic pots and on and on? For all that money you can buy a permanent one! Every one is critical. You give it a try and lets see what you do?!!

  16. Emma Bingham on April 26, 2021 at 12:39 am

    This is great food for thought and the duck absolutely makes it πŸ™‚

  17. Per Shop on April 26, 2021 at 12:39 am

    That’s not quite fair because we may not be able to find an old pump in our shed. However, at least the other things may be stuff from around the yard….though I was surprised to see you just cut your water hose!

  18. Asi Ana on April 26, 2021 at 12:42 am

    I like the sounds of water so this looks good.Β But I would spurge on a solar power pump…Having a water feature is a nice touch to any garden,Β thank you for the video.

  19. Big Shade on April 26, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I hope after u did this I went and ate something u are super skinny

  20. Melinda Wolfe on April 26, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Thank you, Dawstopper. You helped us know how easily we could do our own water feature.

  21. sosweetbaby4 on April 26, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Lmao 🀣 the comments 🀣 someone said looks like the neighbor taking a piss from the other side πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ’€ is trueeee tho 😭 but honestly is a great idea needs more things like flowers n plants but he did the job πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

  22. Garette Scarlssen on April 26, 2021 at 12:46 am

    love this. beautiful

  23. Amar Marjun on April 26, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Awee.. pump. I thought it will pump itself like a water cycle.

  24. Arulmary Irudayam on April 26, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Awesome 😎 πŸ‘πŸ» … getting it done in my new place.. Thank you 😊

  25. Christine Jones on April 26, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Love it!

  26. 6lr6ak6 on April 26, 2021 at 12:50 am

    A good cheap no fuss water feature.

  27. tt on April 26, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Now thats what im talking about

  28. A on April 26, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Without the cost? Not everyone has "large stones" lying around their gardens to trip over and break their necks, not everyone has an "old pump." Not everyone has the exact same garden seive that fits nicely into any bucket – after watching this video, I realise its not that cheap to create a water feature like his.

  29. Neil A on April 26, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Looks geat dude

  30. INTERNA9 on April 26, 2021 at 12:57 am

    LOVE it!!!!!

  31. Kang Hyun on April 26, 2021 at 12:58 am

    honestly i need more videos like this.

  32. BurnRubberRC _ on April 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    1:06 It sounds he says "F$#@ it"

  33. richard randell on April 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Nice plug into a 230 socket outside lol

  34. Odds and Windsocks on April 26, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Nice job,

  35. mia samsung on April 26, 2021 at 1:05 am

    really cute and practical

  36. Aaron Wilson on April 26, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Personally I would have had the hose tip poking just above the rocks so it bubbled instead.

  37. ponnii holloway on April 26, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Cool I like it cheers

  38. nickyms on April 26, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Pretty

  39. Leilani Canlas on April 26, 2021 at 1:09 am

    πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘β€β€β€

  40. Ana Nunez on April 26, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Wow, great idea!! I love it. Β So simple and great for my small garden.Β I can do this. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Gen Me on April 26, 2021 at 1:10 am

    brilliant idea, he doesnt have to fancy it up for you, just get those basics down then use your imagination

  42. Susan Pratt on April 26, 2021 at 1:10 am

    We get the gist. Love the gate swinging closed! Thanks for showing the principles and how simple it can be.

  43. hardz70 on April 26, 2021 at 1:11 am

    easily mistake that feature for fly tipping

  44. Shane McCaughley on April 26, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Class Job Well Done

  45. Gotta LuvAlab on April 26, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Awesome job. Thanks so much for sharing

  46. my tunes on April 26, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Neat water feature, on the budget side πŸ™‚

  47. Francesca Green on April 26, 2021 at 1:19 am

    What a waste of water. I assume it just overflows all over the mud,washing that away and looking a nasty mess?

  48. Crazy House on April 26, 2021 at 1:20 am

    He took his neighbors rocks

  49. XaViEr3520 on April 26, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Connect a watering can to the hose and it will look waaaaaaaaaaay better πŸ‘πŸ½

  50. NewGuy 24 on April 26, 2021 at 1:23 am

    What a whopper

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