Step 1: Fill the bottom of the barrel with the two bags of Lava Rock.
Step 2: Place the closed plastic planter on the Lava Rocks and in the center of the Whiskey Barrel. This will be your water reservoir so be sure there are no holes.
Step 3: Assemble the TotalPond® Container Fountain Kit with Light and place it into the water reservoir, draping the cord along the back.
Step 4: Begin to plant around the water reservoir using the plants and soil. You will want to keep the reservoir in place while planting to help maintain the shape of the soil.
TIP: be careful to not get the soil into the reservoir. This can be prevented by covering the reservoir with a plastic bag.
Step 5: Add water to the water reservoir. While doing this, you can also water your newly planted plants.
Step 6: Once the TotalPond® Container Fountain Kit with Light is fully submerged, plug it in and enjoy!
Step 7: For a finishing touch, add the 2 bags or more of your choice of mulching around the base of the planter. We chose Pine Bark Nuggets.