Building Materials:
Matrix block:
Pond protection fleece:
Pond liner:
Concrete mix:
Old garden pavers
Pond tubing:
Armourstone: Landscape Supplier
Landscaping foam, pump & LED lights:
Alternative Pump: link will follow
Alternative LED lighting: link will follow
Alternative Landscaping foam: link will follow
Hose clamps:
Outdoor cable extension box:

Digging spade:
Folding wood ruler:
Work pants:
Work shoes:
Work gloves:
Diagonal Cutters:
Spirit level:
Rubber head hammer:
Cutco super shears:
Sledge hammer:
Utility knife:
Garden hose:
Screwdriver & Ratchet set:

Special Materials:
Landscape edging:
Weed barrier fabric:
Fabric garden stakes:
Pea gravel:

If you buy something through these links, I’ll get a commission, of course without you having to pay more. I hope you liked the video, thanks for your support!


Hello and welcome, I’m Carl the landscape guy and today I’m building a natural looking garden stream for a customer and I will show you every step in detail. I am really looking forward to this project and I think that it is very possible to replicate it with the help of this video. Thank you to all my viewers for the many likes, comments and subscriptions lately, that helps a lot and enables me to produce new videos for you. Today we are in a fairly small yard and therefore I have planned a 3 meter long stream. The size of the stream can be easily changed depending on how much space you have for the construction. First I cut a square that’s about 70 by 70 centimeters and then remove the turf. Then I dig the square out to about 70 centimeters deep. I am reusing the soil to make a small hill for our stream, because we’ll need a slope for proper water flow. It is important to well-compact the soil layer by layer from the beginning by treading on it, so the stream won’t sag later. By the way, you can find my tools and equipment in the description section, so please use the links to order what you need. I’m creating a slight slope around the edges here now. I form the hill a little elongated, which will fit the stream better. Now the ground is getting sandier, but that’s good because sand can be compacted better. Right away I remove things like garbage, stones or even broken glass like this here; because we do not want to risk damaging the pond liner later on. Now I add a few wheelbarrows of soil, which is available to me on this construction site. This makes our hill a bit larger, but it is not entirely necessary. Maybe you have some soil or sand lying around that you can use. Or you might already have a natural slope in the garden, where the stream can be built in nicely. You can see here that I have already decreased the slope going towards the hole. And I use this tamper to compact the soil one more time. Now you’ve probably already asked yourself, what goes into the hole. And I’m going to get that ready right now. It is a percolation cube or also called a aqua block, which needs to be assembled. But assembling it is very fast and easy with these little pins. One side will remain open for now and you’ll find out why a little later. The percolation cube should be installed level, so I use a spirit level to pull the soil flat. The cube size is 60 by 60 by 60 centimeters and the hole is about 70 centimeters deep, so that the cube will sit a little lower in the hole. This way the water will run in better and it is easier to cover with rocks later. Next I lay out a thick protective fabric, that weighs 300 grams per square meter. After that comes the pond liner. Both the fabric and the liner are 2 meters wide by 5 meters long. And it just fits with the 60 centimeter cube. I also wrapped the cube in fabric, so it can’t damage the liner. Now we move on to the streambed. I form the lowest dam with the help of a garden curbstone. I use only a little concrete just so that it does not tip over. I set the top of the stone at about 15 cm above the upper edge of the cube. Now the rest of the streambed will be formed. I set the second dam with old paving stones. Here, only a little concrete is needed, so that they don’t topple over.

#waterfeature #stream #garden


  1. Julie Farraway on July 5, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    That’s really lovely we have a stream but at the moment needs some attention

  2. Scott Henderson on July 5, 2022 at 10:50 pm


  3. jimbo mac on July 5, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Great work and thanks for sharing

  4. Henry Kenya on July 5, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Carl. Great work. I really enjoyed it and I have subscribed. Watching from Nairobi, Kenya.

  5. peach place wedding on July 5, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Splenndid work im following

  6. T K on July 5, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Hey that foam looks good, I wonder about the foam you’re using, hey is that foam you are using sticking the rocks together?, Just realized that you’re using foam, interesting use of foam here I must say


  7. Goes Art on July 5, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    good listening… don"T forget me to goes duit and goes natural support good luck always thank you very much

  8. SOM02SS on July 5, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    The most unnatural water fall/stream ever.

  9. Elaine Gambles on July 5, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Beautiful 😻 I must try this thanks for sharing this wonderful video with me

  10. Amy 1 on July 5, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Oh my god the links for everything are so helpful. I thank you.

  11. ഗപ്പികളുടെ സ്വർഗ്ഗരാജ്യം on July 5, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    aswsome man love from kerala

  12. Benjamin Vanlandingham on July 5, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    You should have use tarp to put dirt on to move it

  13. Lizzy Mez on July 5, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    amazing job!

  14. Kevin Olengo on July 5, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for your ideas,now am able to make waterfall with stream

  15. Josh The gamer on July 5, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Can you use any shovel

  16. Abdullah R on July 5, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Well done!

  17. Mark on July 5, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Is this George Takei? Oh my

  18. Patrick Kelly on July 5, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Your work does you credit sir, thank you.

  19. Alex Wahl on July 5, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Realy nice. Can you put the stones directly on the liner or do you need to put "protection" under them first?

  20. Amy 1 on July 5, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Could you add a uv filter for algae? This way animals can still drink the water?

  21. Khiem Cao on July 5, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    If you don’t have an old clothesline to use

  22. Pat on July 5, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Camera angle and movement was making me nauseous

  23. Allyson H on July 5, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    The go pro footage is dizzying 🥴😵
    After watching the video: woooow. Oh to have a man who’s not afraid of work and using his hands, brawn and brain

  24. Sergeant Seven on July 5, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    it amazes me seeing the soil in other places. I live in Phoenix AZ and when you dig in my backyard its nothing but desert dirt and round rocks. then you get to a certain depth and its all clay. we don’t have rich soil out here, its all dead, brown and dry.

  25. PNG Productions on July 5, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    your hired, so you travel?lol

  26. JustAnotherAsianGuy 2 on July 5, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    i don’t like it …. you used too many small rocks …. next time used bigger rocks ….. if you don’t have it …. buy it

  27. André Scarso on July 5, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Epic video. thx for it!

  28. Chanratha Ou on July 5, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Love and enjoy the video. Thank you.

  29. Amy 1 on July 5, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I was mesmerized watching this! Wonderful job. Can someone tell me is it safe for dogs to drink from and how I can assure the water stays clean

  30. Bakinda Shadowz on July 5, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I don’t see the “sod shovel” in you tool links.

  31. Pamela Barrett on July 5, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    wow, where are you located? I would love to have you come to my home and give me an estimate on putting this in my back yard!

  32. Parviz Akhavan on July 5, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks very good job 👍

  33. C jade Dulluhan on July 5, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Ow that would be much better with pond

  34. 4K 4U on July 5, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Very beautiful and a detailed video , Love it

  35. Farm Villa on July 5, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Very nice job! 👍🏻

  36. Michael Doherty on July 5, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    seems like you’d be able to get the same effect with a lot less foam?

  37. Karlos Houston on July 5, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Geez that looked too easy. The dirt was so soft, I’m been digging for days in my house just to built a paver walkway. Haha

    This is very nice sir.

  38. Dangerous Mind on July 5, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Everything looks beautiful but the hard work behind it is always respected…cheers !

  39. Rodi Fazli on July 5, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    good video…
    …thank you

  40. Vision Trivia on July 5, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    The above head Go pro images are making me dizzy

  41. ger on July 5, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Nice job well done

  42. Scott Henderson on July 5, 2022 at 11:38 pm


  43. Amanda Thurston on July 5, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    I wish someone had thought to lay weed fabric under my walk way, it’s huge, goes around the house, garage, and makes the drive way plus two patios, all weedy!

  44. The Natural Swimming Pond Co. on July 5, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    This looks like my first one

  45. Noname Dontcare on July 5, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Don’t use your head go pro camera, IT’S TORTURE TO WATCH…giving people motion sickness. Sheesh..

  46. Fayazsam pspk Rc Shaik on July 5, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Wow this is awesome good work

  47. báo đây tv on July 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Wow.😍😍😍😍 great👍👍👍

  48. Marcus Smith on July 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    incredible sir truely you are a master.

  49. Tim C on July 5, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Could you please explain how sand can compact better than other soil types.. like clay?

  50. Ronald De Ruijter on July 5, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Cool video but i am making one tho and i realy want a solar powered pump for it but cant find one

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