Create a pond in the country with their own hands - from concept to execution

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Landscape Design
09 April 2016

Psychologists say that watching the water beneficial effect on a person exempt from fatigue due to daily hassles, negative thoughts and restoring the internal balance of power.If the water source is located in the embrace of nature, the effect is amplified many times.Have a piece of land, you want to protect yourself from stress and recharge your batteries, but do not know how to make a pond in the country with their own hands?It does not matter now learn!


Video: the history of creation of the budget of the pond ↑

Site selection - the basis of well-groomed body of water ↑

Pond - is not only a component of the landscape and a place to relax, but alsonatural microorganisms with their biological syste

m, which processes should be properly and harmoniously.Competent choice of a place - a guarantee that everything will run smoothly and you do not have to redo the pond.

pond on the site
beautiful pond attracts like a magnet.You agree ?!

So what should you take into account, thinking where to build a pond with his hands?

  • site should be open.The presence of nearby trees are not welcome, because, firstly, they will fall with leaves and branches, clogging up the pond, secondly, growing tree roots can damage the walls of the pond;
  • sunny place - not the best solution, because the surplus of the direct rays provokes active development of microorganisms that leads to algal blooms and the appearance of the swamp.In addition, water will dry quickly, and you will need to constantly replenish water;
  • shadow side may also ruin your water "child".The pond with its unique system simply die.Choose a place where the sun's rays fall on the surface of about 8 hours per day - enough so that the water is well heated, and your pond maintained his "life" and beauty;
  • creating a decorative pond with their hands, avoid the windy side, otherwise your pond will turn into a waste container.Wind-thief will drive everything that is in the area and spoil your water masterpiece.

It is important to know!Creating an artificial pond with his hands, carefully think over whether you'll change it later.If space allows the site, but there is no budget, then choose a place where the pond over time can be extended.After all, money - will come with time, perhaps soon they will have, as well as any new idea to create a fountain, bridge, beach around the source of water pleasures.

pond at the dacha
from competent siting depends grooming pond.The more time you spend on preparatory unit of work, the less time then it will take to clean your "child»

shape and size - all matters ↑

is no doubt that in many applications of the pond with his hands depends on the allocated budget for the project.Even if the money can create, whatever body of water, according to experts, should consider the following points.

  • If you - the owner of a standard piece of land 6 acres, the experts recommend to build a pond in the form of a square with sides of 3-4 meters and a depth of about 0.8-1.2 meters.You can also make the reservoir 2 by 2 meters, but the depth of about 0.5 meters.Want more ambitious pond?Your business, but keep in mind that to look at such a tiny portion of it can be absurd;
  • optimum size of a water source - is 3% of the total land area, but may be less, proceed from the budget, your desires and style of its "child".
  • most harmonious look reservoirs in the form of drops or beans, but you can create your personal project in a diamond, circle, hexagon, or even the stars - it's your right.However, keep in mind that the more bizarre path pond and more acute angles, the harder you will be to clean the surface of the water from debris;
  • your land - a continuous drop of relief, so you think to build a body of water can not be on it?And in vain!On the contrary, it is an excellent opportunity to create a special pond with a creek, waterfall and a quiet backwater.You remember that running water - a wonderful tool for relaxation ?!You see, even in the worst you can always find the good side.
  • you want to have in the pond "residents" - the fish - and leave them for the winter?Note that if you want to depth of 2.5 meters, but there is a downside, because the lower meter of water will be bad warm.Only you can decide which option is preferable.
  • you enough plants, but you do not want them to be killed with the onset of cold weather?Then dig a hole in one and a half meters deep - enough to comfortably wintered plants.
Model pond
Surprise your home and guests exclusive "model»

should pay attention!Want to make a stylish pond?Then choose the shape based on the material presented in the next block.

Visuals design options suburban reservoirs ↑

Style - the lot of creative landowners ↑

pond design is also important, because it is not just a hole with water and the beauty of the site, is not it ?!Beginners fans of water elements in their realm will help to create a stylish pond with his hands photos and advice from experienced designers.

So, what styles are most in demand today?

  1. formal - a lifesaver for those who are little versed in the design, but want to have a beautiful body of water.In simple terms, a formal style involves symmetrical, neat, "peaceful" forms that make land harmonious, beautiful (in the classic sense of beauty), even a little solemn;
  2. landscape style, born in the East (where the formal style and did not develop) and migrated to Europe.The main purpose of this style - to preserve pristine nature, the shape of the reservoir can be asymmetric.The pond must seem somewhat wild, forest, created by Mother Nature.The good news for those who have chosen landscape style, is the efficiency of work, both in terms of finances and time, because a body of water - the personification of freedom around.
  3. Country (rustic style) - an outlet for those tired of the bustle of the city gardeners.Simple shapes, natural materials, the lack of "frills" - that is the main characteristic of the style of country music.However, plants in the water and around it, on the contrary, should be bright, colorful, contrasting.Encouraged an abundance of wooden objects and decorations in the neighborhood.

    Pond in the garden
    Meet pond in country style.Cute, right ?!
  4. Modern - choice for landowners who love order and exquisite calm.In this style, as a rule, water is at the center of possessions.Form pond designers are advised to do simple plant to use plain and combined with each other in color.Modern something reminiscent of a formal style, but it is less strict and more along.
  5. Japanese style - "squeak" of the fashion landscape.Some designers insist that the Japanese pond - a subspecies of the landscape style, a more modest in size than its "parent.""Chip" Japanese style - scale spatial depth at tiny sizes.For this body of water is surrounded by dwarf trees, cliffs, waterfalls and other miniature copies of the landscape "decor."Despite its modest size, in the implementation of Japanese-style labor-intensive, as well thought out every centimeter of water space.Such an aqueous masterpiece - rather than a place for entertainment and a place for contemplation, relaxation, relaxation.

    style pond
    Pond in the Japanese style - the most mysterious and alluring eyes alternative design.See for yourself!

Creating a pond ↑

So found a place, choose the size, style and shape, but you still do not know how to make a pond with his hands?Focus on such options:

  • low-budget pond;
  • pond made of formulations;
  • traditional construction.
installation of reservoirs
Your circuit-tip device reservoir

consider each option in detail.

What is a low-budget pond?Everything is simple: use the materials at hand, which is in a shed or buying a "penny" and the film lining its bottom of the pond.But first things first.If money tight, look for the old bath or trough.You have not found themselves in a barn?Debrief neighbors, friends, relatives, someone is sure to find a container.Further, this procedure works:

  • dig a hole:
  • put into the recess bath;
  • filled with water;
  • dekoriruete pond with stones and plants.
how to make the pond
And this - the pond of the old baths, who would have thought, is not it ?!

If you have some money and want more surround the pond, then buy a black film having a thickness of 150 microns.The only thing that needs to be done to deepen the embankment on the perimeter, which will fix the film in position and cover the bottom of the pit with sand.The edges of the reservoir (on top of the mound) that decorate the stones.To be safe, the bottom of the pond Stela two layers of film.

It looks like a pond, made by means of a film, before filling with water

Want to aquatic possession were a few decades, but to "play" with the concrete once?Buy finished shape and size desired.Proceed according to the order papers described the installation of the bath.However, the volume of such formulations do not exceed 900 liters.

option pond
Creating a concrete pond - time-consuming and troublesome process, but it is the most reliable option

If you want a massive body of water, have still to be patient and concrete, as well as to prepare for the fact that such a pond will fly you to the "penny"and takes a lot of time and effort.To make a reliable and large body of water, you'll need:

  • dig a pit;
  • carry out waterproofing recess;
  • pour all special (resistant to water) concrete;
  • decorate the "child";
  • settle fish (optional).

Video: story of the birth of the pond, swamp ↑

Pond, made with their own hands - it is not just the most beautiful place in the area and a paradise for relaxation, but also a reason to be proud author of the project.