Creating Raised Ponds In Your Garden
Raised ponds can create a lovely focal point in a garden, especially when surrounded with stacked stones and crevice plants. There are several ways to create raised ponds in the gardens. And here are some of them. Find a flat location that is free of rocks, roots and other obstacles. If the site is not smooth, use a rake or heavy roller to flatten it. A raised pond or water garden can also be built on a sturdy deck or patio. Then, construct a frame. This can be done with stones, building bricks or timbers. Wood can be attached at the corners with L-shaped brackets and along the sides with flat ones. Building blocks or bricks must be installed with appropriate mortar or supports so they do not shift or collapse. Pour sand in the bottom of the structure and smooth it out. This will help create a supportive bed for the pond liner. Lay the thick, flexible liner over the bed and drape the edges over the top of the stone or wooden frame.
Gently push the liner into the corners, folding the edges so they are as flat as possible. The liner should lay directly on the floor and frame. Cut the excess liner from the top of the wall surrounding the raised ponds, then use a strong adhesive to attach it to the stone or wood at the top. Cover this with another layer of wider stone, paving bricks or flat boards that can be screwed on. This will give the pond a finished appearance and also provide seating. Install pumps, filters, fountains and lighting as desired.