Ponds are beautiful features in any backyard area, but with them in just the perfect spot is crucial. First you want to be able to see it and it would be nice if you may also enjoy it from in the home also. Secondly you would like it to be in a place with close proximity to some grounded exterior socket so that you can easily plug in the pump. Third you want to avoid areas with important root programs that you won’t have the ability to dig . Fourth, and probably the most crucial is to call before you dig! You don’t need to be digging and experience a gas or sewer line!
When you’ve got your ideal area, you can map your pond out whatever size and shape you’d like with rope. If you do not like it, you can move the rope around until everyone is happy. Experts suggest that you make a pond ‘x ‘ to keep the water clean and they also say that you should dig on a slope so that if your water freezes, it is going to push up and not against the liner which can damage it.
Now it is time to dig! First dig down 3″ in a one foot wide ring. This will become your stone shelf border. Next make a plant patio, a foot wide shelf that’s 8″ deep inside the rope outline. After this step you can dig the remainder of the pond, within the plant patio shelf. Experts say that you ought to dig at least 18″ with a slight incline, but if you are planning to maintain fish you may wish to go even deeper than that.
Next step is to level the edges and then it’ll be time for you to cover the whole bottom with 1″ layer of sand and to that you add a layer of newspaper. If there are stones or roots which are making the newspaper bulge this is the opportunity to eliminate them.
Remember to keep out it as you go and once you start to fill the pond keep gently tugging at it to keep it form fitting. Now your pond is filled and after you’ve installed the pump, it is time to make it pretty. Start with flat stones in a coating that’ll hold the liner in place and then add another layer shocking the borders to produce an appealing edge. Viola, your pond!