A natural looking cascade or waterfall when properly
installed can make a good garden great. The trick is
not to recreate Niagra Falls in a small back yard. Try
and create a waterfall that is on the same scale as
the surroundings, it should fit in with it's environment.
Try and keep the angle as shallow as possible and use
stones and plants to break the shape up. Pre-formed
waterfalls are available in concrete, plastic (from
Hozelock Cyprio) and fibreglass. Position the pump as
stated in the instructions. Attach a hose directly to
the outlet of the pump and route it to the top of the
waterfall in a secure position.
up to 15cm (6") wide use 25mm (1") hose, over 15cm (6")
use 40mm (11/2") hose. (Do not use garden hose as this
will restrict the flow).
that there are no leaks as eventually these could drain
your pond. Use fast growing plants to cover the edges
of the waterfall to help it blend in. Tip - You can
brush the exposed edges of the waterfall with a mixture
of peat and natural yoghurt to encourage moss and lichen
to grow quicker.
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