Pond at the dacha - the hands. 6 main steps of
to Create a pond at the dacha in power to everyone. It can be absolutely small reservoir or an extensive water smooth surface - rules of creation of an artificial pond are identical. We give advice on landscaping and arrangement of a pond at the dacha by means of a film covering or in a ready plastic form.
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by means of a flexible covering really to realize the most daring idea, maybe, only slightly having corrected its sizes according to the actual width of a roll of a film or butylrubber rubber that there were no big scraps - the cost of these materials is rather high.
At the choice of the place for a reservoir take care of that from the majority of specific points of a site it looked remarkably, and on its surface it would be possible to see interesting reflections - not only clouds, but also at home, and plants.At first by means of a hose or pegs with a rope apply to
on the earth a reservoir contour (even better to lay that place where there will be a water mirror, a polyethylene film, having attached its edges to the earth stones) and check how your future pond will look from all specific points of a garden. Only having answered all questions, having resolved all doubts, it is possible to pass to the following step - a final marking.
After definition of an ideal form of a water mirror in the “correct“ place of a garden clear the platform of the plants which got to this zone remove the turf if it is, check horizontal position of the platform and level it. Further it is necessary to dig a ditch. It is better to take out the taken-out earth on a wheelbarrow to in advance defined place at once, it is more convenient to dig from edges to the center, gradually going deep. During the work it is necessary to choose carefully construction debris, sharp stones, the chopped-off roots of trees.do not forget to provide
in a terrace pond, horizontal and wide
, it is necessary to check on the level of the coast and if necessary to correct them. They have to be in one plane, then no part of the coast in finished form will appear above a water mirror, and the film will not stick out. It is important to stamp well a bottom and walls of a ditch which form has to be beautiful in itself. It is necessary to measure by a roulette or a cord attentively length and width of the prepared ditch in the most extended places and to add from each party 20 - 30 cm for dressing of the coastline - thus you recognize the size of a necessary panel of a film of PVC or butylrubber rubber for a pond by
with river sand a layer
Work with a film
is better to Spread a film in sunny warm day, it will be more plastic. Trying not to pull, it is necessary to distribute it in a ditch. Butylrubber and PVC - films are capable to stretch and to well cover a surface of the flat coast, but completely it will not be possible to avoid folds. Frequent to stack several large folds, than a set small more preferably, it is simpler to press them stones or to paste to the main part of a film. The film has to lie freely, at all do not pull it. At this stage it is desirable to have one - two assistants as film materials for reservoirs very heavy, and it is necessary to lay them most accurately. In process of filling of a pond with water the film will sink, having smoothly repeated all bends of a ditch.should be convinced by
After laying of a film that on all edge of the coast there is a stock
the Most labor-consuming part of work is finished with
. If at your disposal there is a large number of a stone - a cobble-stone, they can lay out all coast of a pond and even a bottom. If laying of stones is supposed to be conducted, since a step at a depth of 30 cm, then water can be poured to this mark at once, periodically straightening and tightening the formed film folds. Not to damage a film, carefully select stones and do not use what have keen edges and corners.
For the lower number of stones are selected by the larger with a flat lower surface. They have to lie steadily as all overlying stones will lean on them. Flat stones badly keep on an inclined surface, move down, for a slope it is better to use a roundish large cobble-stone. The basic rule of laying - the top stone has to lean on two lower. You do not hurry with laying of stones, select them for the size and quality, place the most beautiful in the top ranks - they will decorate the coastline. When it is necessary to lay the last two rows of stones, the pond needs to be filled in completely with water to be convinced that all parts of the coast are in one horizontal plane. If it not so, a podsypta sand or soil under a film.
needs to Pour water by means of a hose a weak stream. In process of filling of a pond do not forget to correct a film from time to time, then it will be much more difficult to make it. After filling of a pond with water and completion of work can afflict you pozeleneny waters. Be ready to it! This problem will be solved by an additive
Excellent means for maintenance of purity and transparency of water - tadpoles who filter water and eat seaweed therefore rejoice to emergence of frog caviar in your pond in the spring. It is more difficult to get rid of nitchaty seaweed which plentifully breed if in a pond many organic substances from fallen leaves collect. Regular collecting by a net of all vegetable remains which fell in water and also landing of water and coastal plants with which “nitchatka“ will not be able to compete will help to cope with it: nimfe, rogoz, etc. Purity of water in a pond is promoted by snails.
After filling of a ditch with water cut the edges of a film with a stock