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Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never want to leave. Read on for 13 ways to achieve your very own backyard oasis.

How to Build a Garden Fountain

Cast this fountain in a weekend with a few bags of concrete and some hardware odds and ends


How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.


How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature

Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.


How to Build a Bamboo Water Feature

Here's a water garden that's different! Bamboo is used for a water spout and sluices, ending up in a small...

10 Zen Water Feature Ideas for Outdoors

If you want a chill vibe in your outdoor space, take inspiration from these peaceful water features.


11 Zen Water Feature Ideas for Indoors

From tabletop water features to full-on indoor ponds, there are plenty of ways to add some Zen to your home.

10 Dreamy Backyard Water Features You Can Buy

Backyard water features contribute to a calming and relaxing vibe on your patio or deck. It doesn't matter if your...


Pond, Fountain and Waterfall Projects You Can DIY

An attractive, low-maintenance water feature makes any yard more inviting. In this collection of DIY ponds, fountains and waterfalls, there's...


Build an Indoor Water Fountain

Create a tiny natural waterfall in your living room with indoor water fountains.


Build This Soothing Fountain in an Afternoon

Inexpensive. simple to build and a great place for the neighborhood birds to freshen up!

How to Build a Stone Fountain

Bring the splash and sparkle of falling water to your yard in just one weekend.


Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.


How to Build a Pond & Fountain in One Day

Add life to your backyard with this affordable fountain