Landscaping Tips: 6 Basic Steps To Building A Garden Pond
Building a garden pond is not just a matter of digging a hole, lining it with plastic and filling it with water. There are other considerations such as whether it should contain fish or just plants; how big or small it should be; its shape, and so on. Be prepared to dig a decent hole and spend many hours complaining about your aching back but youll be very pleased with the results and you can happily stand around, beer in hand, praising your efforts after the fact. For those who have done it, building a garden pond can be a very satisfying project indeed.
Step 1 – Decide on where to build your pond.
Naturally, level ground would be best or else youll spend far more time and effort doing the levelling yourself. Building a garden pond under a tree is unwise as the roots will continue to grow and could encroach upon the ponds territory in the future. The shade of the tree will also mean a lack of sunlight, which is essential to your ponds survival. Since you will need electricity for the pump, proximity to an outlet is important.
Step 2 Prefabricated or do-it-yourself liner?