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DIY Tips For Small Garden Pond Ideas With Water Fall In Garden

Updated on July 28, 2014

Garden Ponds Ornaments And Garden Supplies

A great looking small garden pond can be as simple or as challenging as you wish it to be. You can select just a small or a high level pond. Be sure you are accustomed to garden pond DIY activities before you attempt to make any garden pond on your own. If you are not, it is best to seek professional help, even though you will have to pay for the work, it will save you a lot of headache later on.

You may use garden lights, garden decors, as well as waterfalls, alternatively you can use sprays. Choose present day techniques together with the right garden materials, and the task of creating a small garden pool is half done. Right before you decide on a selection of the garden pond supplies, make sure to compare the appearance, expense, ease in setting up and the care of the garden pond.

Even thought using concrete to build the garden pond may create a sense of permanence, it is certainly not the most simple material to use, one thing is that it is very heavy.You should erect shuttering, and you should use a sealant product to make the pond watertight. If you are a beginner to making a small garden pond, consider some of the following:

Glass fiber tends to make pond materials to distribute within a standard variations of sizes and styles. They may be very easy to install and can last above twenty years. Moulded plastic is a little less expensive than glass fiber, however both of these materials are somehow related in several respects. The duration of moulded synthetic is mostly about a decade. Flexible liners allow ponds of almost any structure and size to be set up. | Source

Spot For Small Garden Pond And Size Of Water Pond

A bright and sunny spot is suitable for the garden pond. having overhanging plants close to the pond is more likely to foul the pond water with the falling leaves. If fish are part of the pond design, then go for smallest surface for the pond. If you want to use a shallow water, you will find that during wintertime, the water pond may become freezing solid, and in some cases, the local climate can change which is not very beneficial to fish and plants.

The Making Of The Small Garden Pond Tips

As said earlier, it is best to contact a diy expert when you are ready to make a pond for your small garden. Here are just tips to bear in mind: You can use moulded liners. To maintain the pond, you will need to make use of flexible liners for the garden pond. Try to choose sweeping curves, when it comes to planting vegetation near the borderline, take into consideration making a shelved section of shallow water close to the pool edge.

You can make a rock garden or water course near the pond. Remove whatever plant roots in order to make preparation for shelving and ensure you take out every sharp or loose stones on the garden. Make sure that you securely join the entire pond spot.


Making Use Of Moulded Liners

Fit into position the moulded liners, setting up with natural washed sands, this will firmly steady and level the garden pond. Look at an even edge and the strength level of the pond and make sure there is no gap as water is likely to drain from any of the low points.

Making Use Of Flexible Liners

Unfold the lining on the pond region, make sure you know the weigh of the outside edges that are over the brick blocks. Load the pond slowly with water, letting the water weight to sink the liner into position. You can position pave stones over the sand bed. The spot you choose for your small garden pond is definitely a question of personal style and choice. The pond can be formal or organic.

Waterfalls And Cascades For Small Garden Ponds

Waterfalls and cascades can be made at the same time as the garden pond. Water fountain as well as garden lights can very well be fitted as soon as the pond is secured into position.

Tips On Choosing Plants And Vegetation For Garden Pond

You should not overstock the pond by using wild life, lots of plants of vegetation. The surface of the pond can be covered with about 1/3 of vegetation, this helps to deter the build up of algae on the pond. Based on the size of a typical small garden pond, you could stock it with some plants and wild life such as vegetation, water lily, snails, fish and other seafood. Try to maintain the pond to keep it clean from dirt.

How to Make Garden Pond Video Tutorial


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      Christabel Evans 3 years ago from England, UK

      Glad the article was of help to you, Joan!

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      I'm glad that as well as you enjoy reading this hub, that it was of help to you. Thanks internpete for your nice comment.

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      Peter V 5 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      Great hub! I helped put in a small pond a few years ago and had no experience but it turned out ok. I'm moving in a few months and already planning for a new pond because they are beautiful in any garden. This hub gave me a few good tips and pointers, thanks!

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Yes Pamela, if the pond is not properly maintained it can breed mosquitoes. A very small pond can be an alternative. Thank you for dropping in.

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      Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      I've always wanted a pond but my husband thinks it will attract mosquitoes and be something else to maintain.

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Garden ponds will surely add beauty to your garden. Thank you barthover for your comment.

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      @thoughtforce, thank you for your comment. I'm happy to know that you enjoy this hub. i really appreciate your visit.

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      A pond is so beautiful in a garden and it add so much value. I love the sound from the water in a garden and I had a pond in my former garden but unfortunately not in my garden where I live now. This is a wonderful hub with useful information. Great instruction in the video too! Voted up, useful!


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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you kashmir56. I'm happy that you love it. I appreciate all your votes.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi bizwin, all great information and tips for making a garden pond . Great video !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      @leahlefler, I can totally understand why you want your kids to grow up before you put garden pond in, lot of things do happen with kids. i hope you will have success when you finally decide to have one. Thank you for your comment.

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      Oh, I love that pond in the picture! I really want to put one in - we're waiting until our kids are older because we're worried about them falling in. They are gorgeous in a landscape, though!

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you Janhorner for your encouraging comment. It took a lot of work putting the hub together, but as we know, it will stay as long as. It's so unfortunate to learn you cannot have one of these lovely garden pond, but then, saves you lot of time and money. Thanks once more.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Hi, this is a fantastic article and you have provided some really useful information to set about creating a pond. I love the images and the video.

      I wish I had a garden again but alas I live in a first flat now, so no hope!

      Garden lights do look lovely and there are so many eyecatching ornaments you can buy to create your own theme.

      Took me back to one of my own lovely gardens years ago.

      I can see there has been a lot of work put into your article. Very well written and it kept me captivated!


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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Me too, Ij gonga. The pond is really beautiful, i can't take my eyes off it. Than you for your commenting.

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      lj gonya 5 years ago

      Beautiful pond. I wish I had room for a larger one. Good hub.