Do you love the look of a ponds & water features? Think one would look good in your yard? But do you also think they are difficult to build, maintain, are expensive? Well lets put to rest misinformation & show you how to create your own pond within a raised bed, in a single weekend.
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Lets start by saying that ponds can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be. The same would go for the size & how much maintenance you wish to spend on them each season. At BuildDesignCreate.com we are going to show you a straight forward solution that works, which requires a minimum amount of fuss & maintainability.
This article is written from my own personal experiences; as I have added my own raised pond, with the help of my brother, in just 1 weekend. And here is a picture to prove it.
This pond is at the end of its 2nd year. A pond like this just looks better with time & a little creativity. And it requires little maintenance, if done right. So lets get to the heart of the matter.
This article outlines how my pond was created in just 1 weekend. It explains how each part was done, what materials/tools were used, what issues I ran into, some of the tips/tricks I have learned & how to maintain it once completed.
My raised pond was built using the following:
preformed plastic or fiberglass pond liner
garden/railroad ties (pressure treated)
a large amount of 16 to 20 penny galvanized nails
good top soil
weed barrier (optional)
decorative stone (optional)
Part 1: Location & Size
Part 3: Insert Pond Line & Backfill
Part 4: Pump Placement
Part 5: Planting your raised pond bed
Part 6: Populating your pond (water plans & fish)
Part 7: Maintenance
Part 8: Tips/Tricks
Part 9: Recommendations