I have been wanting one of these types of fountains for a long time now and my boyfriend was great enough to get me one.
First step was to dig a hole big enough for the base to fit down into. This was a little harder that it sounds. We got over 2" of rain yesterday, so it was really muddy and the fact that our soil is is clay and rocks, made it a bit of a task.
Next step was to place the pump down inside and dig a trench for the electrical cord. I filled the base with water then placed the urn on top of the top plate.
I purchase some river rock from a local shop ~ $5.00 a bag ~ I bought 4 bags because there weren't a lot of the bigger size in each bag ~ the remaining small stones were added to a dry river bed in another garden.
Beautiful and peaceful!
I will add some low growing ground cover around the edges to hide the sides of the top tray and then it will be complete! Just a tip, the solar lights were $4 at Walmart! I love them! ( FYI ~ Lowe's is selling them for $7.72.) It was a beautiful and productive day!