Own artificial pond at the cottage will bring a lot of unforgettable impressions. How nice to sit on a bench near the water and enjoy nature. Building a body of water on your own is quite simple, the main thing is to follow general instructions.
The main condition is the choice of place
The structure of the site plays a large role in choosing the type of pond. If the summer cottage is flat, then the reservoir can be of various shapes. On an uneven surface, where there are level differences, it is possible to arrange a waterfall with an artificial slide.
The very first thing in this business is choosing a convenient place. A pond is a living natural system in which everything is connected. It is necessary to create a pond in an open place so that large trees do not grow nearby, since a reservoir is damaged from their roots, it is clogged from fallen leaves. You can not put it on the sunny side, the pond can undergo drying and water bacteria will start in it, from which the water will begin to bloom.
The principle of the construction of a reservoir
First you need to decide what will be the basis of a small artificial lake. It can be a fiberglass mold or a film of special rubber rubber. The film will last much longer than the capacity due to the properties of the starting material.
The first stage of work is to dig a pit, taking into account the dimensions, observing the calculated level of slope and other nuances. If this is not taken into account, then a small shallow reservoir in the cold will freeze, and in the heat it will become very hot, which will negatively affect the contents of the pond. After the pit is ready, its bottom is leveled, all rubbish, stones are removed, the surface is sprinkled with sand and covered with a special cloth. This method is designed to save coating and slow down its wear. Next, a film is laid, the canvas size of which is calculated, bricks for fixing are laid on its free edges.
After the work is done, water is poured into the base and left for several days. The material will take the desired shape, lay down, and after that the excess is cut off, leaving 25 cm to the stage, the film is fixed.
After a home-made pond, you can decorate, including all your imagination and creativity. It can be used as an aquarium, having settled there fish, water plants. Often near the pond they install lights, objects for rest.
A cozy garden pond needs care. If the plants living in it are selected in accordance with their properties, the necessary balance will be created in the lake, and the biosystem will regulate its vital activity itself.
Well, around the rate in the summer you need to destroy all weeds, remove algae from the water. There are tons of chemicals to clean. Regularly, to prevent drying out of the reservoir, add water. In autumn, fallen leaves are removed from the surface of the pond so that they do not clog the bottom. Above the surface, it is advisable to stretch the mesh to prevent debris. In the spring, dry plants are cleaned, the walls and bottom of the pond are cleaned.
These minor chores will not cause much work, all care is done gradually. But the emotions received from a living corner of nature will pay off in full.