Creating a backyard garden pond with a waterfall is a challenging landscaping project. However, the finished result will add beauty and relaxation to your yard and garden.
Choose a spot for your garden pond and waterfall that gets at least partial sun throughout the day. Use the long garden hose to outline the shape of your planned pond. You may also use rope or string and wooden stakes, but the garden hose is handy and works well. Be sure to purchase enough pond liner to cover the entire pond base.
Lay the pond liner into the pond, being sure to leave extra at the top surface for security and leak prevention. Flatten it out as much as possible and fold any corners or curves neatly. Secure the outside top liner edges with flat landscaping rocks or other materials such as pavers or treated lumber.
Position any pond plants in the pond directly on the pond liner or on rocks or risers to put them at the correct water depth. Fill the pond with water from the garden hose. Follow manufacturer's directions to prime the pond pump and then turn it on. Enjoy your garden pond with waterfall feature for many years to come.