The beauty of a garden pond is that it can add height and depth to your yard and patio space. The pond itself is a natural, cool place to spend time, and its ground cover provides a sense of immersion and a sense of balance. Adding plants, statuary, and rocks can further break up the pond to create smaller pools and waterfalls. You can also incorporate an elegant waterfall into the pond to add even more appeal to your yard.
Before edging your pond, dig a hole about 45cm deep and set up the timber and pegs using twocm retaining boards. Screw the timber to the pegs, then add some extra soil to one side. Dig out a marginal shelf that is at least 5cm deep. The shelf should be slanted slightly toward the center, so that water can reach the potted aquatic plants below it.
Plants that grow in garden ponds are typically easy to grow and require little care. During winter, plants must be moved indoors. You can move them into water-filled bathtubs in the basement. During this time, they will die back and return to life in spring. Floating plants can also be overwintered in aquariums under bright light. Keeping your garden pond clean will prevent your plants from growing too quickly.
The water chemistry of your pond is also important. If you want to keep your fish in the pond, be sure to maintain the proper pH balance. If your pond contains too much acid, add alkaline solutions to the water. Also, try to avoid adding any chemicals that may cause algae to grow. If you are worried about the pH levels in your pond, read the corresponding pond books. There are plenty of useful tips for preserving the ecosystem of your pond.
After installing a liner, you can lay paving slabs or edging stones over the pond. Be sure to overhang the liner by a few inches, as otherwise it will tumble into the pond. You can also use pre-mixed concrete to weld the stones in place. The edging stones should be held back by the surrounding ground, since the full weight may break the rim. In addition, you should install a residual current device for safety reasons.
Besides providing a relaxing environment, a garden pond can help protect freshwater wildlife. The water in a garden pond is a rich habitat for many types of plants, including birds and insects. Not only that, it also helps the environment, as it regulates temperature more effectively. However, if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still opt for functional decorative planters to maintain the environment in a low maintenance manner.
Natural-looking ponds are becoming increasingly popular. These pools have natural filtration and do not need chemicals to stay clean. A sunken island surrounded by a reflecting pool adds visual interest. A pond brightens up dark areas and creates a relaxing place to spend quiet time. Once the water level is high enough, you can install a pump to keep it running. When installed properly, a garden pond can be a gorgeous addition to your property.