How to Make a Container Water Garden

A water garden also known as aquatic garden is a landscape water feature, either interior, exterior or architectural that houses and provides a habitat for various species of aquatic lives and plants. They also provide a serene environment for resting and relaxing. A water garden diversifies your planting and landscaping skills. Most of the water gardens are manmade, designed according to your specification. These designs however depend on your financial capability to build and maintain, but there is no cause of worry if you do not have enough capital to create a water garden resembles a natural one since there is a cheap design known as container water garden.

How to Build a Container Water Garden

To create a container water garden, you are required to have the following; Four inch clay pot, which is empty, a decorative container(five inch) which has a drain hole, creeping jenny (six inch), ribbon grass(four inch), one water hyacinth, about fourteen medium sized rocks, parrot feather cuttings and six inch plumbae taro.

Set the pond pot in a permanent location and clean it by rinsing with water. At the bottom centre of the pot, set the green taro then fill a third of the pot with rocks then fill the other half with clean water. Into the small decorative pot, place the grass ribbon then place the decorative pot behind the container. Then place the clay pot inverted on rocks in front of the pond, with this, place the creeping jenny on top of the inverted top then place them on the right side of the pond. Add water to the top of the container then put the floating materials, that is the water hyacinth and parrot feathers on the water surface.   Here is what it should look like.

With this, your container water garden has now been created. For maintenance, keep checking the level of water daily, adding water when necessary and during winter, keep the water garden indoors. For better flowering and plant growth, make sure you place your container water garden where it receives uninterrupted sun for six hours a day and during the extreme hot days, the afternoon shade is vital for the plants.

In conclusion, you do not require that much capital to design and build a water garden, you can use the little resources you have and create a container water garden which will also suit your relaxing needs. This container water garden is also important in a way that you can use it anywhere even in your office.

A Water Garden Can Completely Change Your Landscaping

The sound of running is one that most people find soothing, that is why so many people build homes next to rivers and oceans.  If waterfront property isn’t possible then you can bring the water to you.  A water garden can completely change your landscaping and create a serene space where you can unwind and just enjoy your garden.

Choosing Your Water Garden

There are a variety of different water features that you can incorporate into your landscaping or backyard garden.  You can choose a variety of fountains, pools or even a pond.  Here are a couple of different water gardens that you can choose.

Decorative Features

Decorative water can give you the soothing water feature that you like without redoing your landscaping.  You also still have a variety of options to choose from, you can have a simple bubbling urn or a container water garden.  All of the decorative water features are still going to have to be connected to power and water.  You can get them in a variety of sizes too, so even if you have a postage stamp sized backyard you can still have a decorative fountain.

One of the easiest water gardens to add to your existing landscaping with simple containers or tubs.  All you need is a shallow container, it can be of pretty much any shape and you just fill it with water and aquatic plants.  If you like the sound of a burbling brook but don’t live near one then you can get a bubbling urn.  It will need to be connected to the water supply but the water can be re-circulated with a pump.


A pond in your yard whether it is natural or one that you have put in is a whole ecosystem right in the backyard.  You will have bacteria, insects, fish and algae all living in the pond.  It is there to provide a living environment for the fish you will add to it.  These are more work than just a water feature but you can do it yourself or have pros come in and install your pond.  Koi ponds are extremely popular but there are other options as well.


You can install a waterfall without having to install a pond or a different kind of water feature.  You can place it near a wall but you are going to need some type of reservoir for the water.  You will also need a pump to circulate the water.  A waterfall is the easiest feature to maintain once you set it up you’re can largely leave it running.