Water features usually take a lot of planning and, depending how large and complex they are, a fair degree of digging and assembly time. In fact, my husband and I have talked endlessly about creating a waterfall and pond and have yet to dig out more than a 20th of it.
So this morning when I received the latest posting of the Dirt du Jour blog, it turned out to be a great reminder of how wonderfully simple water features can be. This particular one Cindy McNatt describes as a “bird puddle” — nothing more than a pond liner laid in a depression in a gravel bed with a pump buried a foot below grade.
A few large steppingstones give small birds a place to perch, and the larger ones wade in from the “shore.” The birds love it, she writes.