A waterfall in the garden is an original presence which gives more vitality and elegance to the place and it customize your favorite relaxing zone. The murmur of the water will remove the slightest trace of stress at the end of a hectic day, while weekends get more interesting for you and friends who will come and visit. Do not get discouraged by the thought that such a waterfall behind the house involves too much effort or a significant investment - that is not the case. In the following material we are offering you the major steps in building a waterfall in the garden that will transform the whole green space.
Before you choose the place, think that it must be near a source of electricity to be able to connect to the pump water. Starting from this premise, you will build a small waterfall (otherwise the murmur might turn into an annoying noise even for your neighbors), dig and excavate the land where the pond will be placed and then cover the hole with a special rubber membrane for swimming and artificial ponds.
Fix it on the edge with decorative stones and then pour gravel on the bottom of the pit for a more pleasant looks. Then sprinkle gravel to gain grip. If you want to take a little of the water flowing movement, then dig the pit on different levels, with the most shallow side where you place the water pump and where the cascade itself will also be placed.
A pond in your garden completes the recreation space and brings a touch of freshness and originality, and it will customize your green corner where you get to manage your thoughts. You can even cultivate plants on its shore and make a fish pond in the eye of water that will become the center of gravity of the garden. Beyond the aesthetic factor, a pond increases the price of a property and captures the interest of a potential customer more than any other enhancement of the house.
The first step is choosing the place where you want to build the lake. Ideal is a place exposed to the sun, the center of the garden, away from any trees. In order to determine the proper place, go upstairs and screen the garden to see how well the designated perimeter fits. Immediately after you have selected the area, trace its shape on the ground. In this case, the shape is your choice - oval, round, rectangular etc.
The material most at hand to build a garden pond is a waterproof membrane that you must place on the bottom of the small artificial lake. It is a practical lightweight material and works on any shape and depth you choose. If you choose a simple pond without water pump, then things will be simplified. But if you want a pond where water constantly circulates and obtain that soothing gurgle of running water, then you need a pump and a source of electricity to a log. It is recommended to call an electrician for this stage.
Now you shall get down to business. Dig and excavate the soil in the chosen shape by smoothing the rough surface and removing any undesirable elements, such as stones or roots which could perforate the membrane later. It indicated that the edges of the pit to be little inclined to the membrane in order to fold better on the ground. Depth is again your choice, but keep in mind that it increases the risk that a shallow lake freezes completely in winter. However, a depth of at least one meter, especially as talk of a decorative pond in the garden, seems to be the best version.
Cover the bottom of the pit with sand to fix it better and weft it several times. Then put the membrane, taking care to fold it very well on every corner, depending on the type chosen. Fill the hole with water at a low volume so it allows you to make small corrections to the position of the membrane. After the lake was filled with water, cut by the shape of the pond membrane, leaving about 30 centimeters in which you will place the outdoor decorative stones then so it sets the fabric edges. Then grow water plants on the sidelines and even water species, such as water lilies, for a natural image of a small pond.
Pic6: blog.gardenloversclub.comAN ARTIFICIAL POND CAN BE A REAL BLESSING AN ARTIFICIAL POND CAN BE A REAL BLESSING