One of many ways to enjoy garden in peaceful atmosphere is relaxing near garden water falls. Small water falls will make garden more harmony to nature. Some ideas can be developed to build garden water falls. Common idea is incorporating it with fish pond. If at your backyard, there is koi fish pond, you have found great place to build it. But, a garden water falls also can be built without a pond. Whatever type you will build, select which is more match to your garden and home exterior.
To realize this idea, it needs garden with large yard. Here we must build artificial river, which we make slope to make water flow into garden water falls and then water fall into pond. To create stunning view like real river, along artificial river, arrange river rock. Higher water falls is better to create water spreading and produce sound of water falling. If you live at natural environment, you can build this river by taking water flowing from real river. But for people who live in town, they must use pump to flow and circulate water.
Different with first type, this garden water falls don’t need a pond. It’s suit for small garden. Principle of this water falls is simple, flowing water from higher place into shorter place, then there is tub or basin to hold water. Under this tub, there is pump to circulate water into start place where water flow. Water falls like this is less maintenance. Just need to clean debris regularly. No need worry to algae like on first type.
On this water falls type, no need to build artificial river. Water is flown through wall from top to bottom. Water is circulated by pump. Various wall is flat wall, wall coated by metal sheet or building artificial mountain from concrete. Water falls like this need space smaller than above types. To hold water can be made small pond with or without fish and add gravel to create sound of water when falling into pond.
Multi tier water falls
This garden water falls is development of water falls at wall. Here we build more than one pond. Each pond has different height. First, water is held into first pond, then flown into second pond, and again flown into third pond ( depending on how many tier you will build ), then from this third pond, water is circulated by pump into first pond.