How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

Olga Nagornyuk
02.02.2015

How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

Do you think that creating a pond in a garden is a high-cost luxury? Soon you will change your mind. We will tell how in just one day you can create a small pond in the courtyard using the available materials.


Types of reservoirs


Before picking up a shovel, you need to decide what kind of body you need and for what purposes. There are four main options:


- small ponds, which serve as elements of landscape design. Usually they are placed near flower beds;


- ornamental ponds of medium depth, which are located near the place for rest. They are often supplemented with waterfalls or fountains, water beds, lighting and other decorative elements;


- special fish ponds;


- home swimming pools.


Each of the options involves its own technology of creation using special materials. Now we will show you the way how, while doing landscape design with your own hands, to build a small decorative pond from scrap materials.In the hot season, it will serve as a source of coolness and a special decoration of the garden near the resting place.

 

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Stages of work and the choice of materials


The fastest and most economical design option for a small pond is to make it, based on unnecessary capacity. It is best to use an old bath. Also prepare two rubble buckets, a bag of sand (50 kg) and garden tools: a shovel, a bucket, a wheelbarrow, a tape measure and a level. So, get down to work.


1. Choose a place for our reservoir. It is better to place it in the penumbra on a flat area. Putting the bath on the ground, we mark on the ground the boundaries of the future pit. From the outer sides of the border we retreat another 20–25 cm for a sandy pillow on the sides.

 

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2. Now dig a pit. Its depth should be 20–25 cm greater than the height of the bath itself. This place will take a sand pillow at the bottom of the pit. If your future reservoir is located in a lowland, then raise the bath 5 cm above ground level. This will save it from falling rainwater.


3. In the main hole at the site of the future drain, an additional hole 60–70 cm deep and 50–60 cm wide should be dug.To do this, take a container of the same diameter without a bottom (it may be an old bucket or pan) or a curved metal sheet and lower it into this additional hole so that the upper part of the container (sheet) is 20 cm higher than the edge of the hole. Then, safely fall asleep its rubble.

 

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4. At the bottom of the main pit, fill the sand with a layer of 20 cm (just up to the boundaries of rubble) and only then remove the bucket or sheet.


5. The next step is to install the bath in the pit. Note that the drain hole fits exactly above the drain cushion. Then fill the empty space between the bathroom and the ground with sand. To do this evenly, wet the sand with water and tamp it with a spatula or a stick. When making a sand pillow, at the same time pour water and bath, keeping at the same level with the sand so that it sags. Be sure to check the horizontal level of the edges of the bath with the building level: they must all be at the same height, otherwise one part of the shore will be higher than the water and the bare inner wall of the bath will be visible.

 

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6. The last stage of the work is the decor. To hide the edges of the bath, lay a grid on them and along the edges of the dug trench, fill it with concrete solution. Put crushed stone or other pebbles on top, you can also use tiles or mosaics.The rest depends on your imagination and design of the garden plot.

 

Doing landscape design with your own hands, decorate a pond with decorative or natural stone around the edges, plant around plants that especially like moisture, and install small garden lamps. If in the spring you put a water lily bulb in the water, in the summer it will delight you with a beautiful flower. And having placed the pump on the bottom, you will get a small cheerful fountain.

 

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Thus, without any special financial expenses in just one day, your yard will be decorated with a neat pond.

 

 


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  • How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day

    How to make a pond in the yard with your own hands for 1 day