Do-it-yourself pond in the country
A decorative pond in the country, arranged with your own hands, serves as an excellent place for rest and relaxation. If you understand the functioning of such a reservoir, then you can create it yourself. To build an original structure at the expense of the owner of even a small area.
How to make a pond in the country with your own hands?
To decorate the reservoir, you will need plastic wrap, rubble stone, an underwater pump and hoses, a shovel.
- A place is chosen for the reservoir and its contours are outlined.
- The pit breaks out.
- A plastic film is laid on the bottom of the pond, it is advisable to purchase the thickest one or lay it in two layers. The film is necessary so that water does not go into the soil. The insulation is fixed with stones around the perimeter of the edge.
- The reservoir is filled with water. The sides are carefully lined with stone to hide the film and decorate the area. Rubble stones and boulders are an important decoration of the pond. The bottom of the bowl can be sprinkled with pebbles or gravel.
- An underwater pump will create a small fountain in the pond. Now the main thing is to equip the territory.
- In the reservoir, you can put fish that can live in outdoor conditions.
- Water lilies and lotuses will look beautiful in the water. They do not need to be planted in the ground, they are floating specimens. Tall plants can be planted near the bowl, they will give the landscape design a natural look.
- You can add a small pond in the country, arranged with your own hands, with waterfalls, a decorative stream, it is important to decorate the coastline beautifully, you can lay out garden paths in the same style with the sides of the pond. A stream or waterfall is installed at a level above the surface of the reservoir. With the help of a submersible pump, water is supplied to it and circulation is additionally provided.
- Underwater lighting will make it attractive in the dark. For this purpose, floodlights are installed around the perimeter.
- Any shape for the pond can be chosen — geometric or natural. Smooth outlines give it a special charm.
Such a reservoir must be constantly looked after — to clean the water of debris and remove excess vegetation.
A simple, cozy pond in the country, decorated with your own hands, will become the highlight of the site, help you relax in a natural environment, get rid of fatigue and negative thoughts.