The execution of an artificial reservoir on your site is possible in several versions. By and large, a lot depends on the size of the site, the wishes of the owner, the purpose of the reservoir and, of course, the financial component. During the improvement of landscape design, many types of reservoirs were invented. They give beauty and completeness to any site. Appropriate use of water bodies will make the garden charming and interesting.
Choosing the right place for a garden pond is not an easy task. It is worth starting with the choice of the type and purpose of the reservoir.
Dynamic type. This includes bodies of water in constant motion. They create a special atmosphere, the murmur and splash of water are good for raising the mood and vitality. "Moving" reservoirs are of several types:
Static type... This type includes reservoirs with stagnant water. Such reservoirs provide an opportunity to experience peace, relaxation and tranquility. They are also able to increase the contemplation of other decorative elements of the garden. Static reservoirs are also of several types:
The creation of an artificial reservoir is not something unrealizable and difficult. In particular, there is a relatively simple way to acquire a corner of wildlife on your site. For example, you can create pond with plastic mold, the required size and type.
There are no difficulties in arranging an artificial pond in the country with your own hands. The main thing is to choose the right place for the pond, decide on the material for waterproofing, and also strengthen the banks and, if necessary, decorate both the water surface itself and the surrounding areas.
When choosing a place for a pond, it is not easy to find a site that is not yet occupied by anything, but also to pay attention to factors such as the presence of trees. The pond in the shade of trees looks, of course, very beautiful, but it has its drawbacks. With the arrival of autumn, all the leaves from the trees will fall into the water and they will have to be collected daily with a net.
If this is not done, then they will sink to the bottom and begin to rot there. This is very dangerous for a fish pond.
With the arrival of autumn, all the leaves from the trees will fall into the water and they will have to be collected daily with a net. If this is not done, then they will sink to the bottom and begin to rot there. This is very dangerous for a fish pond.
But even in direct sunlight, it is inappropriate to place a pond. Since in it not only water will evaporate very quickly, but various algae will multiply much faster, which ultimately will lead to the fact that the water in the pond may even begin to smell bad. When the pond is fed by some kind of cold source or groundwater, then this is not so critical.
The best place on the site for a pond is partial shade
Before starting excavation work, you first need to outline the perimeter of the pond. This can be done, for example, with a garden hose, a rope of some kind, or with sand scattered around the perimeter. If no different cascades are planned in the future pond, then the shoreline should be at the same level. In the event of a large difference, the surface level can be leveled using the excavated earth. You also need to take care of the place under the ground or transport for its removal in advance.
With small volumes, you can dig a pit for a pond with the help of a few friends. But for digging a large pit, an excavator is indispensable. In this case, you will have to take care of the free access of equipment to the place of work. Performing work manually, it will be easier to equip the steps for a smooth deepening. After the excavator, you will have to finish the work with a shovel yourself.
Having deepened by 50-60 cm, the second contour is indicated using the same garden hose or rope. Excavation follows the same principle. The width and height of the steps depends on the size and purpose of the pond. For a decorative reservoir, one step is quite enough.
A pit for a small pond can be dug without an excavator
The finished foundation pit is sprinkled with a layer of sifted sand. Then geotextile, film and geotextile are laid. The pond is filled with water in several passes. This allows the film to stretch evenly without breaks.
Today, there are a lot of opportunities to make a pond on the site with your own hands. The most popular option is a reservoir with waterproofing in the form of a film coating or a ready-made plastic form. Less often, the bottom and walls are finished with concrete. Each of these methods has both advantages and disadvantages.
The film is the most popular pond waterproofing
As for the film for reservoirs and ponds, this is the cheapest material. Unfolds quickly, easily hides if necessary. Of the shortcomings, only the possibility of damage can be distinguished.
Plastic molds are the ideal choice if you need a small pond in the country. They have different configurations, are relatively inexpensive, and are easy to assemble. The disadvantages include the limited size.
When it comes to concrete, there are more disadvantages than advantages. The main ones are the high cost and long term of work. The advantages include structural reliability. But if the technology is violated, the possibility of cracking is very high.
If the pond has a natural appearance, then the banks are strengthened, sprinkled with earth and natural stones are laid. If the pond is of a formal type, then you can make a blind area from tiles, decking and other materials.
With the help of natural stones, you can not only decorate the shore of the reservoir, but also fix the film
Maria, the general rules for the placement of a reservoir are as follows, and it doesn't matter if it is large or based on a plastic form, like yours:
It is best to place it where it will be visible from anywhere in the garden, at least partially. You shouldn't hide such beauty in the far corner. However, you should not arrange it in the middle of the lawn either. The reservoir is good where you can admire it for a long time, and this happens, mainly, in places of rest or in the front area of the site. Surely you have a “central” seating area that is closest to your home. Or maybe this recreation area is not close to the house, but it is very catchy, beautifully designed, noticeable from afar. A decorative reservoir can be located next to it.
The reservoir is good where it will have a beautiful reflection. It is very important. Remember, a body of water is a mirror! Even if it's small. Try to position your pond so that it reflects some decorative garden objects or beautiful plants.
Having chosen the proposed place, check yourself: it should not be the highest point of the site, a reservoir in the lowland looks more natural. This place should not be completely in the sun or in deep shade, in the shade the reservoir is less decorative, and in the sun the water will bloom. The best place is partial shade. The area should not be under or very close to deciduous trees or large shrubs. Falling leaves will pollute the reservoir.
By the way, install it correctly, the appearance will depend on it. This is done like this:
1. A pit is dug out according to the size of the purchased form.
2. The form is placed in the pit, always strictly straight, use the water level when working.
3. To fix the form in a pit dug under it, sand is gradually poured along the edges.
4. The edges of the pond are formed with beautiful stones and soil, but not concreted.
It is better to design like this:
1. Leave a part of the "shoreline" free, then your pond will be more "open" and will look more impressive. Since the reservoir from the finished form is still small, otherwise it will not be visible.
2. Highlight the shape of the pond with stones, pebbles, gravel strips, accessories.
4. An important component of the beauty of any body of water is the plants with which it is decorated. Use special aquatic and coastal plants, they will look very natural. But - tall, such as ferns, do not plant. In the case of the finished form, I advise only a water lily of aquatic plants so that all the water is not "clogged". And around the reservoir you can plant 4 - 5 plants from these: hosts, callas, berry, astilba, daylilies, irises, sedges, marsh buzulnik, anemone, swimsuit, marigold, snake mountaineer, forget-me-not.
5. You can also use non-coastal plants, at least some. If you decide to use ordinary plants for decoration, choose with an expressive appearance. For example, viola is possible.
How to properly and reasonably equip a small pond so that it is, indeed, the main focus of garden relaxation?
These can be graceful bridges, small gazebos or huts, from which there is a desire to admire the surrounding nature, a mirror of water.
The banks of your artificial reservoir are laid out with a light round stone. We will try to make a composition that unfolds towards the water, that is, the water should attract attention and focus it on itself. And just a few elements of garden design should be logically interconnected with each other, and not each located separately.
You can make the pond the center of the composition, all the small forms of architecture that I have already mentioned will be addressed and interconnected with it.
For example, the picture shows how a wooden platform can be built on the shore of a pond, consisting of boards covered with yacht varnish, or from a terrace board. They are knocked down together, getting a shield that rests on concrete pillars, or simply rises above the water by 10-20 cm. A platform should come up to a small pond, just “touch” the water, and visually combine everything together, and its area should be commensurate with the size of the water surface. The platform can be oval in shape, round, I do not know what shape your pond is, but it is better that all the elements do not repeat, but are close in shape to the pond.
Do-it-yourself ponds in the country require special design. The photo reflects the very best design techniques. Figurines, stones and beautiful trees can be used as decoration. The drops and uneven terrain make it possible to build a reservoir with a cascade and a waterfall. An original solution will be a bridge or an artificial slide.
You can decorate the pond with plastic plants.
The finished building can be decorated with the following elements:
Such lighting options require certain skills.
Lighting looks fabulous from all sides
Fountains can be soothing or energizing.
Vegetation is considered an important decoration. It can be planted in baskets filled with earth and installed on the surface of the reservoir. Tall varieties of plants will look good nearby.
Ready-made pond molds or plastic ponds is a good way to quickly create a decorative artificial pond on your site. It is enough to dig a pit according to the size of a plastic mold for a pond, install there polyethylene pond, and cover with soil, spilling water for shrinkage. The artificial pond is ready - fill in water, install a garden fountain, plant aquatic plants in baskets, decorate the shoreline, run a stream and use a stream pump or fountain pump to create water flow from the stream into your garden pond.
Plastic pond bowls have a variety of shapes and sizes, you can buy a plastic pond exactly the size of the free area in the garden, and harmoniously fit it into the landscape.
Garden plastic pond - a very convenient solution for those who decided to make a decorative corner in their garden, but do not want to invest effort and money in the construction of a concrete bowl.
Forms for artificial ponds easily tolerate winter and will last a long time in your garden. In the assortment of our store there are ready-made forms for a pond from leading world and domestic manufacturers, in our online store we sell and deliver a huge assortment of garden plastic ponds.
Plastic ponds do not require special maintenance, for the winter it is advisable to fill them with water at ground level, and then the decorative garden pond will give you joy for many years.
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Did you forget to purchase a garden fountain for your pond?
For ponds up to 400 liters we recommend fountains Ultratech 1300 - 3000, Syncra Pond 2.0
For ponds from 400 liters - we recommend Ultratech 4000 - 5000, Syncra Pond 5.0