How to Make Pond

Make Pond

Making an attractive pond with a waterfall is not so easy. Therefore, such a matter must be approached responsibly. We will show you what nuances to take into account when building a reservoir on the site.

The first step is to define the boundaries of the pond. Try to place the body of water in an open area away from buildings. Plan carefully how much area you will set aside for the water tank and how much space will be taken up by its edging (pond bank).

At the site of the planned reservoir, lay out a garden hose that will define the boundaries of the pond. They can also be denoted by lines of sand mounds.

Digging the tank

Dig a pond pool slightly deeper than the pond should be. At the same time, make protrusions so that the bottom becomes multilevel. This will make the pond look more natural.

Dig a moat around the reservoir and fill it with gravel. This will prevent water from flowing from the pond to the site.

Making out the bottom of the pond

Sprinkle sand in a layer of 10 cm and compact thoroughly. Then cover the bottom of the reservoir with a thick black film and spread it. Then install the pump (pump), and hide its wires in the folds of the film. Pour stones of various sizes and gravel at the bottom so that they completely hide the film.

We build a cascade

With a waterfall, the pond will look more impressive. Form the base of the cascade from the dug earth, sprinkle sand on it or lay a soft cloth, and on top – the same black film. Place a large flat stone at the base of the waterfall. Water will flow onto it and spray beautifully.

Make a cascade of stone slabs of different sizes. They can be laid with a ladder. On the back of the cascade, secure the stones with concrete.

Hide the water hose behind the resulting stone wall and lead it to the top of the cascade.

We decorate the shore

Pave the shoreline of the reservoir with flat stones and gravel. Hide the water supply under them, bury the filter in the ground near the shore.

Scatter fertile soil along the shore (the layer should be at least 20 cm thick) and plant ornamental plants in it.

If you have enough space on your property, you can place more large rocks near the pond and plant alpine plants. Such a rocky garden will be an excellent decoration for a summer cottage.

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