Submersing Wood Water Fountains

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Submersing Wood Water Fountains

Submersing wood water fountains is one way to take a rustic water feature and have it compliment the landscape, rather than become a central piece among the landscape. In order to create these subtle wood water fountains, you can start with a half barrel.

What you'll need:

  • Half barrel
  • Pool liner
  • Wood preservative
  • Aquatic planter
  • Aquatic potting mix
  • Pantyhose
  • Bricks

What you'll need to do:
  • Provide a waterproof seal for the half barrel with the pool liner.
  • Paint the outside of the barrel with a wood preservative to prolong its lifespan.
  • Dig a hole allowing the barrel to protrude 4” above ground level.
  • Put a water lily into an aquatic planter with the potting mix and use it as a centerpiece.
  • Create small bags out of pantyhose to house marginal plants such as Iris. Raise them to the desired water depth using bricks.
  • Add Calypso outside of the barrel for a dash of color.



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