How to Build a Stone Waterfall on a Budget

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Hint: Make Your Own Rocks!

A waterfall can turn a backyard into an oasis. It’s not only beautiful to look at, but the gentle sound it makes adds ambience and soothes the spirit. It can also help mask undesirable noise in your neighborhood. There’s simply no reason not to add a water feature to your yard.

Apart from cost, that is! Waterfalls can be pricey. You’ll save by doing it yourself, of course, but if you want your waterfall tumbling over stone be prepared to shell out big bucks for real rock.

This was the issue facing LZ at the Summery Umbrella. She priced out waterfall kits for the project and said in her guest post on Remodelholic, “From my research, I found a range of $600 – $4,000 (depending on if you needed to hire help). Definitely out of my budget!”

So she decided to do it her own way, crafting rocks out of concrete and building the structure from wood and using pvc pipes. She also had a trick for getting real stones for that touch of authenticity: asking friends, family and neighbors for any rocks on their property they’d like to get rid of! She said, “To date, I’ve never been told no.”
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