DIY Garden Waterfalls

If you’ve been thinking about starting a water feature project in the garden this season, have you thought about adding the sights and sounds of a waterfall to your yard? Waterfalls are great for stress reduction - both watching and listening to water falling is a relaxing experience. Waterfalls can also block some neighborhood or traffic noise, attract birds and other wildlife, and let’s face it... the best reason for building a garden waterfall is that they look AMAZING (And for the practical side of you, or your S.O., add value to your home). And yes, you can DIY a garden waterfall! Not only is it much cheeper to do it yourself, it’s a fun project, especially for a couple or a family. Installing a waterfall is not difficult... it just takes some basic knowledge, and yes, who are we fooling... some hard work. But most of us DIYers aren’t afraid of getting dirty and dragging our garden mud through the kitchen for a day or two...

From Family Handyman, this backyard waterfall project can be done in less than one day. It’s rated as simple, and is small enough to be installed without having to excavate half the backyard! Pretty and functional, and it could even be used by a front walk. Good instructions.

There are several options on Family Handyman, and really useful information like this waterfall fountain graphic from their low maintenance water feature project to help you understand the dynamics of the pumps and water lines.

And if you would like to go all out and build their backyard waterfall and stream, they have so many photos walking you through the steps!

Reinventing the Ordinary’ did a great job with their DIY waterfall project, and their instructions are simple and if you don’t have the mechanics of how pumps and water lines work for such a project, check out a few of the other tutorials first. Then this will make perfect sense. Ehow has a good basic tutorial. Love this!

Susan at Oh My Creative has a great tutorial for you for this DIY waterfall and pond. She supplies you with good instructions, and step by step photos… Great job Susan!

Good step by step instructions over at Passion For Ponds, for this nice DIY waterfall project.

Lastly, DIY Network has a great tutorial on a DIY waterfall, with photos and instructions.