How to Make Backyard Ponds

Aug 8th

Backyard ponds – To enjoy a garden is essential to plan in detail every one of the elements we want to place the resulting harmonic whole. It is increasingly common to find a pond in the gardens of many houses. Depending on the space available, we can choose the shape and size of these buildings. Then we will show you, step by step, how to build a beautiful pond easily and very cheaply. To build a pond, it is very important to choose your location. This is not a random choice, a pond should have 4 or 6 hours of direct sun a day. With less amount of sun, water and flowers will not bloom too much, we run the risk of unicellular algae forming. Also, we must avoid having trees around so that its shadow does not interfere. Once we have decided where we will build the pond, we begin digging the hole with a shovel; we will make a pit one meter deep.

Unique backyard ponds
Unique backyard ponds

Then we will shape the step that will go largely the perimeter of the pond. We cast a layer of sand 10 cm inside the pond to prevent any sharp objects can damage the plastic will post later. We extend the layer of sand until it is compact. Extend the plastic to completely cover the hole, leaving a small part out, around the hole. It is advisable to expose the plastic in the sun for two hours, before putting it to soften and adapt better to the surface. When we have finished setting the black plastic, we put some stones on the top edge and threw water up to the height of the knee, to seat. Then we take the step decorative gravel in the backyard ponds helping a shovel.

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We placed on the top edge slabs that besides holding the plastic have placed to retain water, decorate our pond. After cutting the excess plastic pieces and calculates measurements of the blanket that we need to place around the pond and cut with scissors. This fabric allows moisture to pass but prevents outbreak grass. Then we place the blanket in position and fix with staples in the wooden sleepers. We threw gravel on the blanket and with a rake, let’s spreading evenly to cover the entire blanket. Finally, we’ll just fill the backyard ponds with water. In this simple, fun and entertaining way, we have completely changed the presence of our garden, bringing freshness and naturalness.