Your Garden Pond – the Basics
Having a Garden Pond in your Home Garden is both attractive and refreshing adding value to your Garden and to your House. With little effort, money and time you can build a beautiful and functional Garden pond for you. You will need the following while constructing the Pond and giving it a good and beautiful design.
The Fist step towards your dream Garden pond is to design and plan for your Pond. You have to consider various factors seriously and take a firm and final decision before you start your work and changing your decisions after starting the construction will cost you money and time. So, think seriously and decide once for all. The things you have to decide are the best place to put your Pond, the size of the Pond, the shape of the Pond, depth of the Pond, and whether you want to have fish in it or not and other like details.
After deciding and finalizing on the vital elements of your Garden Pond proceed to place the layout for the Pond on the Garden. You can use Twine and stakes or Garden hose to do this but avoid interfering with waterlines, Power lines, or trees and other obstacles. After the layout has come out in the shape you wanted the next step is tp dig the Pond. If you can you can do it by yourself or hire somebody to do it.
Once the Pond has been dug out in the Shape and to the depth you wanted, it is time for putting the Liner for your Pond. If you use PVC liners this job is easy but if you want more lasting Fiberglass or Concrete Linings some preparatory steps are needed before they can be laid on your Pond. After the Liner is laid out and tested your Garden pond must be ready to take water.
Next stage will be to decorate your Garden Pond and this can be done in a variety ways depending upon the look you want and the amount of money you are ready to invest. The Cheapest way is to use small and large rocks placing them around your Pond liner, so that the Liner becomes invisible giving your Pond a natural look.
Now is the time for putting things inside the Pond and that depends on your decision whether to have fish in the Pond or not. If you decide that you want to put fish into the Pond then it is better to stock water and see for sometime whether the level of water remains stable so that it can support fishes.
Once this is done your Garden Pond has taken the Shape and appearance that you have decided and though it is simple it will be there for you to enjoy for many years to come. You may now add filtration systems, artificial Waterfalls, and various types of Water plants, and animals for your Pond adding beauty and value to your Garden Pond.
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