Yards and gardens with sections that feature water are the dreams of many a homeowner. Whether it be a pond, fountain, waterfall, or stream, water is a striking and beautiful addition to a yard, garden, or even interior. Elaborate or simple, water features can be both soothing and eye-catching additions to homes, particularly when they feature running water. Although some may cost thousands of dollars, many can be created easily and inexpensively with just a little elbow grease.
Sidenote: To make sure you keep ground cover plants around ponds and water features healthy, sprinkle some baking soda in the garden to prevent fungal plant infections and reduce the acidity of the wet soil around your pond.
Here are some awesome do-it-yourself water feature projects from the expensive to the thrifty.