Waterfall not only enhances the beauty of your backyard or garden, but it even provides the best treat to the guests in your house. With the pleasant sound of flowing water, it adds to the visual accents to your yard with a nice ambiance to be in.
MUST HAVE FOR WATERFALLS
- The pond in which the waterfalls
- Cascade structure of the waterfalls
- Height between the pool and the waterfalls
How backyard waterfalls can be made with artificial landscaping rocks?
See, the major facts, here is the type of waterfall that you need to build. It can be a large outer door waterfall in which the landscaping design expert will identify the slope either by erecting the berm or by placing a flexible liner on the plane land. This process is quite expensive and time consuming. However, if the requirement is to have a beautiful and small waterfall, many homeowners are landscaping into smaller spaces to have a precise and elegant look.
Following steps can be followed to achieve a small waterfall:
- The first and foremost step is to examine the area where you want to install the waterfall.
- Dig a pond or pool area for the waterfall if you don’t have it in your backyard area. Before digging a hole, make sure you have a natural slope and if not, then you have to create an artificial slope by mounding the dirt. Keep mounding the dirt till the natural slope has been created. A firm pond liner is essential to get the desired waterfall you need.
- After this, keep the waterfall molds in the marked area. You can use a wet chalk or any powdered color to mark the area which should be ideally wider than the waterfall mold. All the molds should be horizontal in direction so that a clear idea of depression levels can be made.
- Well, since the pond has been created, it’s time now to create a cascading structured waterfall. Cascading in other words means one rock on another such that it balances itself. Remember the artificial landscaping rocks that you are choosing should have sharp edges. It is because the water will strike back from the sharp edges and will flow with a continuous pressure. However, if the rocks are curved and blunt, the water will then peep into the back of the rocks allowing less water to flow into the pond. The raised edges will prevent the water from drooling back.
- Select a pump accordingly depending upon the size of pond and the waterfall. Usually a submersible pump is chosen. After you made the selection, set the pump in the pool area at the bottom. Plug the pump with an electric outlet and adjust the water flow.
- After your basic architecture of the waterfall is ready, use tubing . This will invoke the pumping of water from the pump to the top of the waterfall.
Well, artificial rocks can be created or you can buy them from shops. They are also known as fake rocks. The major advantage of the landscaping rocks is that they are light in weight and are available in variant options. They are easy to use and are durable. Usually spill rocks are normally considered for waterfalls as they stop the deviation of water into the pond. You can also place beautiful plants and flower pots in between the rocks to give it a perfect impact.
They are now a day’s known as landscaping stones. One can easily create artificial landscaping stones with a sheet of cardboard or wired mesh or crumpled paper with the mortar. The advantage of creating your own landscaping rocks is you can add your own textures and colors to make it look more vibrant and colorful.
WHAT SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND
Though, waterfalls add a glam look to your garden or backyard yet if they are constructed improperly than it is a disaster. Height is one of the most important and playful aspect before the construction of the waterfall. If the waterfall is too high it will overshadow the pond and if it is designed too low, it will disappear along with the shoreline.