Ken Wingard shows how to make our gardens gorgeous with a mini–DIY Fountain.
- Fountain pump - 3ft pump lift
- ½” barbed hose adapter, or size that fits your needs
- ½” rubber tubing, or size that fits your needs
- Reclaimed wooden board cut to 36”h
- ½” mdf cut to
- Width of board x 10”
- 5” right triangle
- Galvanized steel tub
- Heavy-duty scissors
- ¾” screws
- 1” Forstner bit.
- Water plants
- Potted plants
- Outdoor extension cord
- Cut the wood to size. The straight cuts can be done for you at your local hardware store if desired.
- Mark then drill through the reclaimed wood board where you want the spigot to go. Use the 1” Forstner bit.
- Attach the triangle to the center of the MDF board from the bottom up with screws.
- Attach the spigot to the board with screws.
- Screw the ½” barbed adapter onto the back of the spigot.
- Attach one end of the tubing onto the spigot adapter and the other onto the pump’s barb. PRO TIP: Do not turn the pump on outside of water; it will break or cause later malfunction.
- Assemble the fountain in place. Place the galvanized tub with the wood board behind, fill the tub up then place the pump in.
- To disguise the tube, place plants into and around the fountain.
- Plug the fountain pump in and enjoy! PRO TIP: If you don’t have a close enough plug, use an outdoor extension cord.