How to Build a Pond

The construction of a proper pond can increase your property’s appeal and its value. A pond is able to provide a sense of tranquility to your environment that can lessen stress and enhance your health by stimulating all your senses, especially those who are fond of live fishes and other aquatic life ponds. It is uncomplicated to put up and the feeling of creating one of your own can be satisfying. Just follow the instructions given below.

Tools required

  • Shovel

Materials required

  • Pump
  • Hose
  • Water
  • Stones
  • Hard tub liner
  • Dechlorinator

Instructions

  1. Pick a suitable spot on your land space to accommodate a pond. Consider what size pond you would like and analyze the landscape and pay attention to its soil (make sure it is stable) and to how many rocks and trees are around. Then Identify and outline the area where the pond will be using either a string or chalk, depending on the surface.
  2. Excavate the area with the shovel about 3 – 5 feet and lay weed fabric on the bed of the pond. Minimize the fold and wrinkles so it is flat at the base. Then place hard tub liner around the pond.
  3. Get washed stones and place them at the base of the pond. Install the pump and lay the pump hose along the bed of the pond and add bigger stones around the hose.
  4. Select the type of plants you would like to have in and around the pond. Then fill the pond with water, use dechlorinator to remove any chlorine or chloramines from the water. Use packaged bacteria regularly to seed the pond filter, this maintains a clean and healthy pond.
  5. Add marine life to the pond such as fishes, however the fished should be added in small portions over time. Place water lilies at the surface to give it appeal and shade and. There you have a brand new pond of your own

Tips and Warning

  • You can add fountains and statues around the pond to increase its attractiveness.
  • Fern is normally the recommended choice of plants for dry environments and cacti is normally recommended for wet terrains. Other plants include anacharis, water hyancinth, parrot’s father and bacopa.
  • The depth of the pond can be adjusted according to how large you would like it. A shovel may not be able to dig larger holes so a backhoe can be used to dig bigger holes.
  • Low-lying areas are not suggested for building ponds because these areas are prone to flooding from heavy rains. This can inevitably contaminate the pond. Also avoid heavy tree covering as leaves will pollute the pond.
  • The area where the pond is should have a stable mix of sun and shade
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