Fountains and ponds

Two ways to build a fountain in the garden

Refining garden plot - a complicated matter. It is far difficult to harmoniously organize many disparate parts: plants, decorative elements, paths, flower beds and so on. Not to be trapped, it is necessary to use a win-win options. These are fountains for the garden, they will fit easily into any style and give a special charm of the site. Besides the fact that they are beautiful to look at, they also bring huge benefits. Thanks to them will increase the humidity and the plants planted near them, will not suffer so much from languishing summer heat.


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  • Mimicking the natural pond with a fountain
    • Creating an artificial pond
    • Cooking hill to the creek, waterfall
    • Decoration of reservoir

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Many people desired to contemplate on hissection of this element of the decor, refuse this idea to know how much it will cost is a pleasure. In fact, not necessarily to hire workers and buy a ready-made product, you can create your own garden fountain. The works will be many, and the purchase of materials not cost mere pennies, but the final amount will be much smaller than the one that would take the master, and you end up with a lot of pleasure from the beautiful spectacle.

Independently can build almost any kind of fountain. They are divided into the following categories:

  • decorative fountains for the garden (small objects that are often mobile and can be hidden in the barn for the winter);
fountain model

It is not necessary to remove such models for the winter in storage space. They can be safely used inside the house, as the interior decor. The main thing that the flooring is not afraid of contact with water

  • ground structures (most often consist of two main elements: the pool and decorative centering element);
their own hands

The fountains, which have no water supply, be sure to add it manually. the rate of evaporation will increase at constant motion several times

  • simulators (in the form of a natural body of water, which flows down the flow of water from the hills);

Minus the first embodiment in that per sebenefit from it will not be located close to plants. But it is very easy to do yourself, even improvised. The only thing - without buying a pump is not necessary, but the cost for this volume will be negligible.

The disadvantage of the second embodiment lies in thethe impossibility of its facilities fully by hand. Make the pool is very easy for him, but pour the forms the central element will not work. Either you do it without a hill in the middle of, or have to buy a bowl or a statue for him alone.
The last option is the most attractive, asorganically fit into any garden design, and it will look impressive (to contribute to its size). Significant negative - a very large amount of work. And it will cost no more expensive than other options. It was his building process we will consider further.

Mimicking the natural pond with a fountain

Creating an artificial pond

This type of garden fountains are built in three stages: preparation of the pond, the construction and decoration of slides. The first stage is performed in accordance with the following paragraphs.

  • Marking the territory, marking the boundaries of the construction with wooden stakes.
  • Removing the top layer of soil, check the edges on the horizontal. It is necessary to check carefully whether the rises are not any side over the other (matters skewed even a couple of centimeters).
  • Digging excavation. Its shores are not to be steep, it is imperative to equip the inside of the pit terrace. Dimensions sites may be the same height from one terrace to the next - 50 cm. In the future reservoir depth less than 1 m, only one ledge.
  • Shelter surface pits excavated PVC film. Cloth must be carefully spread so that it was formed as small as possible to small pleats. Acceptable picking up the material in a few big folds. The material should extend beyond the edge of the construction of 30 cm.
Pond in the garden

From this pool in the winter is not flinging water. It is a futile exercise, which may result in a violation of the integrity of the material for the cover. In the cold season just gets the pump from the pond

  • Falling asleep sand pit surface. Evenly distribute it to sites, pour water to weight. We are building on the bottom of the terraces and laying of large stones.
  • Laying out boulders in a stable position,fasten the edges of the bottom cover. Pegs nailed to the ground and pressed natural stones. Keep them sharp edges had no contact with the surface of the film.

Since we have not yet fully dealt with the question of how to make a fountain in the country, filling the pit with water at this point is not made.

silicon properties

At the time when the water flow is turned off, the pond should be placed silicon. He will not give water to bloom.

Cooking hill to the creek, waterfall

To make a fountain that simulates running down the stream to the pond, it is necessary to build a slope. The process of its creation is as follows.

  1. Near the pond, in the place where the allegedIt will be the highest point slides vertically mounted plastic sewer pipe (dug in the ground and filled with concrete). cutting length is selected at its discretion: the higher the pipe and the closer it is to the coast, the circle will slide.
  2. At the bottom of the tube bore holes throughwhich will be held water. One end of the water supply system goes deep into the pond, to the place where the pump is placed. The second end is fed to the top of the sewer pipe.
  3. Next executed masonry. It is advisable to connect the elements of the fortress with the help of cement mortar. Thus, it is possible to ensure a good seal, whereby the water will not drain to ground.
  4. Laying is done with a decrease to the top (in the ground part of it is the widest).
  5. Since we still do artificial fountaingarden with his own hands, we need to provide forced circulation of water. This is best suited pump, which is designed for dipping. It is placed on the bottom of the pond, backing the stones from all sides to avoid tipping. Next to it is connected a water pipe.

Necessary lively atmosphere can not be created withoutplants. Inside the pond are planted aquatic inhabitants: nimfeynik, lotus, water lilies, and other Shelkovnikov. They are necessary not only for decoration, but also to create a biodynamic balance. Around the pond, seated on the banks of water-loving settlers: manna grass, sedge, primrose, grouse.

Take care of the flora, we should not forget about the fauna. Sat down in a pond of tadpoles and snails. The first help to purify the water and make it transparent, the latter helps to get rid of the sludge.

Decoration of reservoir

Now, already knowing exactly how to build a fountain oncountry, it is not necessary to provide this venture a long-running and costly. The construction of the fountain to one person will need to spend about a week, taking into account the exclusion of its schedule of other cases. But the timing may be smaller, it all depends on what size will be in the future structure. The most significant costs will be purchasing PVC and pump film price for everything else is quite acceptable.

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