To decorate a garden landscape can make a small pond. Its construction will take literally 1 day, while construction costs will be minimal. In the future, a small pond can be planted water plants in pots or install a small fountain.
- plastic film;
- plaster grid;
The process of building a garden pond
Since the pond has a small area and depth, the pit for him to dig manually in about half an hour. It is desirable to make the irregular shape that it was similar to a natural pond. The bottom is uneven, deeper in the centre. All the excavated soil should be removed. It can be used for leveling the site where it is required, or for the construction of the Alpine slide.
On the bottom of the pit is placed a plastic film. If the pond turns wide, it’s best to take the film in the sleeves to cut along and get a large canvas. So it will be much easier than soldering a few pieces with the iron.
Next is preparing the concrete. You can buy a dry mix, pack in bags or mix it based on sand, cement, water and fibres. The concrete is overlaid on the bottom layer of about 20-30 mm, then it is covered with reinforcing mesh. Then lays the second layer of concrete not less than 1 cm.
Starting from the middle of the need to simulate at the bottom of the reservoir rocks. It is easy to do just by hand. So the cement does not corrode the skin, you should wear rubber gloves. To simulate the stone need to gain a thick lump of concrete, laying it on the screed and smooth, giving the shape of the stone. Between the stones left the seam on the width of a finger.
Imitation stones and is done on the sides of the pit. They also must fit into the plaster mesh. If the concrete begins to dry, it can be moistened from a spray. The sides rise a little to the pond not filled with dirty rain water.
On the perimeter of the concrete pit stacked stones. Daily moistened concrete to the cement correctly grabbed, and did not form cracks. Then after a few days the pond can be filled with water.
To the water in the pond is not stagnant, it will need to omit powerful submersible aquarium filter or pump.
The wires can hide stones. To purify water in the pond will need to plant water plants in pots. Bio plateau will prevent algal blooms. A sufficient number of plants and water mixing will eliminate the need to use chemicals.