Water has a magical appeal, captivating both children and adults. Adolescents, usually indifferently looking at parents engaged in gardening, instantly arouse interest in activities as soon as it comes to a fountain or other body of water. This fact can be confirmed by almost all families that have children. A pond arranged in the garden does not have to be deep and therefore dangerous. A brook in which the water level reaches only a few centimeters may look cool and refreshing, and a pebble fountain, in which there is no water tank at all, will create a sense of movement and fill the garden with murmuring sounds. Small wall fountains look great, especially those in which a stream of waterfalls into a shallow bowl and moves in a closed cycle. They can serve as key decorative elements, attracting the main attention, and very safe even for young children. The rocky gardens, in which a pond is often arranged, are justly very popular. They look very original, and they can accommodate many alpine plants in a small area. When arranging a fountain or a key from which water strikes, it is better to use the natural slope of the terrain, but you can successfully combine them with a pond and a stream. Soil raised to the surface during the construction of the pond can be useful for decorating high flower beds and other gardening purposes. When arranging a fountain or a key from which water strikes, it is better to use the natural slope of the terrain, but you can successfully combine them with a pond and a stream. Soil raised to the surface during the construction of the pond can be useful for decorating high flower beds and other gardening purposes. When arranging a fountain or a key from which water strikes, it is better to use the natural slope of the terrain, but you can successfully combine them with a pond and a stream. Soil raised to the surface during the construction of the pond can be useful for decorating high flower beds and other gardening purposes.
A pond or stream can become central to the composition. They will not only decorate the garden but will also attract representatives of the wildlife. There you can settle fish that quickly become tame and will swim in their hands while feeding.
Ponds with stagnant water give the garden a shade of calm and tranquility, but sometimes you need to make a sense of movement and fiery energy. The movement of the water stream gives the impression of a natural stream that flows among the wild. However, the same effect can be achieved with the help of a flowing fountain, a falling waterfall or a simple source of water attached to the wall. Whatever you choose, it is safe to say that flowing water will be the main element of the design of the garden, attracting the main attention of visitors.
Even a well-planned and designed pond will look unattractive if the water in it is green.
As a rule, water blooms in all reservoirs for several days or weeks of the year, usually in spring or early summer, when it becomes warm, and water plants still do not have time to grow in order to block the path of sunlight. Gradually, the water becomes clear. If it retains a green color for a long time, it will have to be chemically treated.
Water acquires a green color due to the multiplication of millions of unicellular algae, which are stimulated by sunlight and heat. Try not to plant aquatic plants in fertile soil with nutrients and do not fertilize them with ordinary mineral fertilizers. There are many chemical water treatment products that differ from ineffectiveness. Many of them have a short-term effect, and algae killed by them can cause a decrease in the oxygen content in the water, which leads to the death of fish.
The best today can be considered ultraviolet cleaners. They look like special electric lamps, connected to pumps that pump water through them. It is worth picking up a device of such power that will be enough to clean the full volume of pond water, and then it will become transparent in a few days.
A tall pond with a classic rectangular shape can be built from bricks or concrete blocks. Water resistance can be added to it by coating with special compounds based on resins or bitumen. The outside of the pool, so that it looks more attractive, can be painted with light paint. Such ponds are convenient for the sick and old, as well as for those who do not like to bend because in them the water is almost at the level of the eyes of a seated person.
Imagine this place as a grassy lawn with a border of plants around the edges – what a boring picture! One reservoir without proper design will also look unattractive even in summer, and in winter – and completely indecent and inhospitable. His mind will lack a sense of peace and the proper use of space.
By placing a pond in a large rounded area surrounded by borders with plants, paths, and pebbled areas, a pleasant, friendly atmosphere was created in this corner of the garden. Pebbles successfully frame the border with plants and the shores of the pond, and the sloping beach makes it easy to get to the water.
Water from this beautiful fountain flows into a reservoir, which is located directly below it, on the side of which lie decorative boulders and strong lattices that hold the stone through which the stream strikes. This source is absolutely safe for children. When threshing millstones were used to arrange such fountains, however, they are very heavy and difficult to carry and strengthen; besides, it’s impossible to get them now.
Fortunately, fiberglass simulations are now making them, which are much lighter and look almost like real ones. They can be bought complete with a tank, and all that remains to be purchased is boulders and pebbles. This design element will look good among plants, but it is better to place it in the courtyard or in the garden, reproduces the desert landscape.
This garden, decorated in a free, informal style, although carefully planned to take into account all the details. The general motifs of garden design emphasize the Japanese bridge and wallpaper. The irregular shape of the pond and the stones scattered along its banks give the impression of a natural reservoir, isolated from other parts of the garden with dense vegetation. This style of design of the reservoir visually increases the area of the garden. Of additional interest will be free approaches to the pond from all sides and the bridge connecting the footpaths.
Such a stream, having a natural look, can easily be made using artificial channeling of the riverbed with plastic or plastic film, the end of which is masked by pebbles. In such a reservoir, the decrease in water level caused by evaporation will be imperceptible. The stream should end with a recess, in which it is worth placing a pump that drives the water. It is not necessary to think that fish should live in a pond.
Pond into Which a Stream Flows
This natural reservoir, into which a stream flows, was cleaned and planted in it water lilies; as a result, a wonderful pond was formed – decoration of the garden. Evergreens with a decorative look all year round, and garden decorations that will attract attention in the winter, when most of the plants die out, were placed along its banks. Do not forget to arrange benches and seats in the garden. You can learn a lot of interesting things about the inhabitants of your garden if sometimes you just sit quietly and watch their life.
Pond near the House
This pond is located next to the greenhouse, and a bridge hangs over the surface of the water. Sitting on it, on a sunny day you can observe the life of pond living creatures, especially fish, and in inclement times, this can be done from the premises. To create a separate environment, planting plants are used. Here, dense vegetation reliably closes the busy highway.
To arrange such a Moroccan stream, you will need to accumulate enough experience in dealing with garden hydraulic structures and make a lot of effort and labor. It is necessary to study the local landscape, the technique of building water bodies and the capabilities of pumps of various brands. However, a more modest project is quite capable of even gardeners. If the garden plots are not located on a natural slope, the difference between the highest and lowest points of the stream is relatively small, this will reduce the amount of excavation and facilitate the installation of stones, and the effect achieved will be no worse than that of a steep cascade of water.
This is a very effective element of design, attracts close attention. The water flowing down the stairs fills the garden with melodious sounds. If you make a staircase curved, you will need very little space to arrange it.
Even a beautifully designed small patio can look incomplete if it does not have a water source. In such a garden, the sounds made by the waterfall will seem too loud, and the melodic murmur of water in small fountains will create a cozy atmosphere. The site, located in the corner of the courtyard, is usually difficult to beautifully design, however, there you can arrange a small fountain with a pond, which will look exactly as the owner of the garden needs.