If you have a pond in your backyard, you may want to further jazz it up by designing a waterfall into it.This will make your pond even more exquisite, making for a very relaxing and tranquil spot in your yard. You are already in good shape to create your backyard waterfall if you already have a wonderful pond. You just need to tweak it a bit to achieve the desired effect.
The first thing you should do when you are planning on creating a waterfall in your backyard is to dig holes in your pond. These should be anywhere between six and eight inches deep and sloping upward. You should purchase some stones of varying sizes, as you will have to place these in and around the holes. Stones as tall as six inches should be lined up appropriately so that they can frame the banks of your garden pond. These will help to achieve the waterfall effect, along with the pumps to generate the water.
Place a rubber liner in place for the spots where the water will be streaming. Make sure to leave about three to four inches of slack in the liner at the base of wherever you will have your waterfalls. Boulders should be placed at the ends of the locations, as these will hold the liner in place as well as serve a decorative purpose. Backfill the area as well, using stones, gravel and a dirt mixture. Between each boulder, make sure to place flat spill stones accordingly, and add black expanding foam sealant that is specifically designed for waterfalls.
The final thing you will have to do is make the waterfall itself. You should use your garden hose to fill the pond to the point where the water level rises above the gravel. Make sure your pond pump is directed away from the ponds calm water and installed into the upper portion of the pool. However, keep this concealed so that it looks like a real waterfall rather than an artificial one. Also, cover up any of the rubber liner that might still show, so that it looks legitimate.