Small backyard designs in terraced gardens borders can be terrific!
We had done twice a backyard makeovers last year due to our garden ponds.
We discovered that, winter is the best time to view over the whole landscape design and to decide for the changes, if desired.
The only advantage for building ponds in the cold days is, the ground is stiff, and so, the shape of the pond is easily be formed.
Small Backyard Designs with DIY Wooden Ponds
On 23rd January, we laid the 0.5 mm thick backyard pond liners when the shape of the pond was formed. The next day filled with water; and fishes.
The water garden liners came with different thickness.
Different thickness of liners use in different types of ponds.
small backyard pond liners we used are actually meant for the lowest
temperature range to minus 10 °C. However, it was not destroyed when the
temperature went down to minus 20. In other words, the 0.5 mm liners
are good enough for a small garden pond.
Never place a big pond into a small garden; unless you have no other organic gardening plan; but only a water garden!
Our backyard garden measurement is about 12 meters (L) x 5 meters (W) or 60 square meters in total.
If you take off a store room, a green house, two small flower borders on the left and right edges of the garden, a small vegetable garden plot on the right side, and the nine dwarf fruit trees around the garden, it left nothing much. So, a straight and narrow version of pond is more suitable than those wide designs. A straight line design is best suitable for a small garden. Moreover, we preferred to provide a close to nature like environment, such as a river for the fishes.
Small Backyard Designs and Building a Pond Project Three
Before putting the energy savings water filter back to your pond; you need to remove the stones and rubbish from the garden pond with a Remove Sludge Pond Vacuum Cleaner.
When you have a fish pond, obviously you will invite dragonflies, mosquitoes, backyard birds and many more colourful creatures from the nature. Most birds are welcome, but not the great fish hunter, the Grey Heron (Reiger in Dutch). He came twelve times within this winter season.
Because of this Grey Heron, we have to cover the pond with a net. However, the earlier recycled netting was destroyed by the heavy snow and ice blocks; so, my husband handmade 3 small ones with wood.
Wooden framed wire nettings are much stronger; and you can re-use it as a sweet peas trellis or covers to protect the vegetable crops from the white cabbage butterflies.
When the pond construction is completed; you may love to decorate your pond edges and the garden surrounds it with your lovely flowers plants and build your simplest organic garden in it.
are many different kinds of pond plants, besides those low water
plants. You can consider also the annual fresh floated water plants.
They are easy to grow and less expensive.
about the mosquitoes, because the Carnivorous plants, the dragon flies
and the garden toads will feed on live insects.
Try small backyard designs with DIY garden ponds?
At last we bought searose water-lily, Nymphaea 'Attraction' and Nymphaea 'Marliacea Albida'; both are able to grow in 45cm depth of water.
We have added Water Iris (Iris laevigata 'Snowdrijf'), Kaffir lily (Schizostylus coccinea 'Mrs. Hegarty'), Water Lobelia or cardinalis flowers (Lobelia cardinalis), and Monkey musk (Mimulus ringens) today for the pond edges.
While waiting for their lovely blossoms in the coming summer; let´s review the Part One from this Water Garden Project Three!