Tips to a Garden Pond on the House

Post On: September 27, 2011
In: Garden

What about building a garden pond as the decoration of your house? It seems this question is a little difficult to answer since building a pond is not an easy case to. Nevertheless, you need to think about its function and beauty aspect for your garden. The landscaping of your garden will look more enticing and spectacular. You may also add an artistic waterfall to complement the beauty of the pond. You may create a garden pond by yourself so that you do not need to spend much money for hiring a professional gardener.

waterfall pond garden idea

waterfall pond garden idea

Before you start building a garden pond, you should prepare all of the tools that you need. Those include pond pump, pond liner, pond filter, shovel, landscaping made from rock, garden hose, water line and sand. All of these tools must be present when you conduct this challenging activity so that when you need a certain tool, you will not waste your time for searching it in the basement or garage. Let’s begin the making of garden pond by determining the area of your garden. You need to make sure that the area will get sufficient amount of sun light at every day. After you get the idea and plan, you may manifest it in real world. A long garden hose can be utilized to shape the form of garden pond. Actually using a rope is also functional, but a garden hose is much simpler to utilize.

pond garden idea

pond garden idea

The base of your garden pond is built using the pond liner. If you are intended to design a large garden pond, you need to make sure the pond liner is enough. Then you may dig a pond using a shovel. Any shrub, root, or grass must be eliminated if you love to make waterfall later, you need to dig small area outside the garden pond. The next thing to do to have garden pond is smoothing the sand in the pond that you have dig. The pond liner can be arranged after you have smoothed all of the pond area. But you have to make sure that any left space is given when you want to prevent any leak. The top liner must be protected too. You may add some rocks or pavings.

pond garden ideas

pond garden ideas

Now it is the time for the pond filter to take part. You need to locate it beneath the garden pong. An elastic tube must be attached on it. You need to connect the tube to the garden pond pump. Moreover, you have to make sure that you place it on the desired area for waterfall. For beautiful purpose, you need to hide the appearance of the pump. You can trick it by adding more artistic and decorative rocks. Do not close it permanently since you will need to check the pump frequently. The final touch of a garden pond is the decorating the garden based on its theme. As you have already had a garden pond features waterfall, you need to add some fish and water plant to make it more lovable.