I wanted to add a water feature to my garden, but I didn't want to deal with having to plug in a fountain. The nearest electrical outlet would require the cord to either go over or under a sidewalk. Going under sounds difficult and going over wouldn't be pretty. Instead I decided to get a solar water pump.
The affordable solar pumps don't have as much power as the electrical ones, but I didn't need a lot of power.
The only other things I needed was a watering can and a metal tub. I also got a couple of paving squares and leveled them to place the tub on.
I then used a combination of drilling (which was not too effective) and hammering a large nail into the bottom of the watering can to run the tubing through.
I ran the tubing to the watering can spout.
This is what the inside of the watering can looked like:
I nailed the handle of the watering can to the fence, added rocks and water to the tub along with a decorative frog. I put the solar panel on the top of the fence, facing south. Then I just had to wait for the solar panel to charge and I had a lovely little fountain.
Most days the pump runs all day and continues for a couple of hours after the sun sets. I had to adjust the position of the tub because the pump was more powerful during the midday and the water was shooting out past the tub.
It was a simple project that adds a relaxing addition to the garden.