Tips for digging a garden pond

When it comes to plan a spring gardening projects, water features is a wonderful fitting to any garden. This article would help you in planning and building of the garden pond. Actually, building a garden pond is a family activity, which is extreme fun for any one. Parents, children, friends or could be grandparents, all can be soon captivated by the small, beautiful pond creation.

The first thing that you need to consider is the location of the water feature. It would become a main point of the garden and need to be easily viewed from as many angles as possible and be approachable from inside the house (best especially during the winter seasons).

The next step is to decide what the shape of garden pond is. In fact, any shape is acceptable, but proper care has to be taken that the selected shape does not comprises small corners where the accessible water cannot be circulated properly. The basic shape of the garden pond could be decided by using a correct garden pipe; it is very flexible and could easily be moved until the final sort of the water feature is determined.

Breaking the regular hard filled clay of the garden is frequently the trickiest task of installing a garden pond. This task could be made even easier by using a tiller to untie the dirt a layer at a time, before moving it out.

Unless the water mark is going to be a very official fountain it needs to be incorporated shelves for plants. These shelves further needs to be 10 to 12 inches deep, 6 to 8 inches below the base of the water and rise very slightly to the exterior of the garden pond (this defends plants from downhill into the deeper parts of the pond). The top boundaries of the garden pool require being extremely level so the liner would not display on any side when it is complete.

The minimum intensity of the pond needs to be 18 inches. The suggested depth for ponds, which would be home for Koi is 3 feet. The base of the pond needs to slope in single direction, so collecting organic waste that could be more easily removed. Many materials are accessible to line the pond; EPDM rubber is one of the toughest and yet is comparatively easy to work with. Here is the formula for sizing the liner:

Length = Length + 2 times the supreme depth + 3 ft. Width = Width + 2 times the greatest depth + 3 ft.

The liner should be pad by a 2 inch layer of sand or any other silky, defensive material. The liner in fact is more supple and easier to install if it is warm, so it is a high-quality plan to let the sun shine on it for some time before unrolling it. Excess liner again must not be cut off until it is well secured all around the perimeter and the garden pond is filled with water.

This is a scheme that could easily be applied in a weekend or two and would add much enjoyment of the garden for the entire family!