How To Build A Pond In Your Garden

A pond in your garden brings a touch of freshness and it’s the perfect place to relax after a hard day at work. You can grow different plants on pond’s shore and even bring fish and turtles to this mini-aquatic place. More than aesthetic, a pond increases the price of a property and captures the interest of a potential customer more than any other house enhancement.

The first step is choosing the place where you want to build the pond. Ideal is a place exposed to the sun, like in middle of the garden, away from trees. To choose the best place go upstairs or climb a tree to see the garden’s perimeter. After you’ve chosen the place trace the wanted shape on the ground – oval, round, rectangular etc.

A handy material to build a garden pond is the waterproof membrane that will sit on the small artificial lake bottom. It’s a useful material, is lightweight and folds on any shape and depth you choose. If you choose a simple pond without water pump, then the things are simple. But if you want a pond where the water constantly runs and to hear that soothing gurgle of running water, then you need a pump and a source of electricity. It’s recommended to call an electrician for this stage.

Dig and excavate soil in the chosen form by smoothing the rough surface and removing any sharp objects such as stones or roots which could perforate the membrane later. It’s indicated that the pit edges to be inclined for the membrane to fold better on the ground. The pond depth is your choice but keep in mind that a shallow pond increases the risk of freezing completely in winter. However, we recommend a depth of 1 meter at least.

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Cover the bottom of the pit with sand and fix it well by treading it several times. Then put the membrane, taking care to fold very well every corner, depending on the chosen type. Fill the hole with water at a low volume so it allows you to make small corrections to the membrane position. After the pond was filled with water, cut by the shape of the pond’s membrane, leaving about 30 centimeters in which to place outdoor decorative stones for the rubber membrane to fix well on the edges. Cultivate then water plants, on the sidelines and even in pond for a natural image.

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