Adding a pond to your backyard is a surefire way to create a more relaxing backyard. In addition to adding value to your property, a pond will support local wildlife. A pond reduces total lawn space, which means you’ll have less area to fertilize. When you fertilize less and use less weed killers, fewer pollutants get into the groundwater.
Here is a step-by-step guide to building a pond.
A craft knife, spirit level, wooden pegs, a spade, a plank (should be long enough to span your pond), a hose, liner, canes, paving, soft building sand, and pond insulation liner.
The pond liner is one of the most important components of a pond. It holds the water in the pond. Look for a low-density polythene pond liner as low-density polythene is tightly woven and laminated on both sides.
If your budget allows, invest in a Butyl pond liner. Butyl provides comprehensive protection against sharp objects. As a result, Butyl pond liners are extremely tough and puncture-resistant.
If you are working with a tight budget, use a PVC pond liner. When laying a PVC pond liner, take its elasticity into account.
Plan Your Project
Before you start your project, take some time to study your garden’s design and layout. Walk around your garden. Study the design features.
This is the right time to ask yourself important questions such as what type of plants do you want to grow and where do you want to place them? How big do you want your pond to be? Do you plan to use electricity? If yes, should you hire a professional?
Step 1: First and foremost, mark out the perimeter of the pond. Alternatively, mark out the boundary using sand.
Step 2: Remove the turf. You can use it later to create a rim around your pond.
Step 3: Dig out the center of your pond. Decide if you want to add shelves.
Step 4: Spread the soil you have dug out across other parts of your garden or use it in one area.
Step 5: Give one side of your pond a gentle slope. This will allow wild animals that fall in to escape.
Step 6: Remove sharp stones from the hole. Create a layer of soft builder’s sand. You can use some old carpet to create an insulating layer. Spread liner over the layer.
Step 7: Fill your pond with water. Pull the edges of the line as you fill your pond.
Step 8: After filling your pond, trim the liner. Leave a 30 cm overlap at the edge. Cover the edge with slabs. Make sure the liner is completely covered.
Atlantis Water Gardens is a top-rated garden pond builder near you. Whether you want to build a new garden from scratch or are planning to revamp an existing yard, our team has got you covered. We will bring your creative ideas to life.
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