Lay Of The Land
Lay of the Land
If we are in a mood to create a waterfall or a stream then obviously a flat garden will be a tough job to go with therefore during this what is the best thing to do during excavation is pile the soil behind the pond and raise the area where you are creating the a waterfall. And this creation will look best when we are constructing it against a wall. The reason behind the choice of the wall is because it will provide you with a natural setup. However this problem may not arise if your garden is having a sloppy area as then it would be easy and very much simple plus natural in creating a waterfall allowing the water to fall from the top to the bottom. The slope will going to give us a very typical looking stream with water flowing in a pond.
Here in we will be encountering four points that we cannot forget and need to follow at any cost. Viewing point:this point tells you that pond must be located where it can be thoroughly enjoyed plus the waterfall that has to be located in the pond should be placed on the opposite direction from the viewing site. In the case of sloping site place the pond at the lowest of site.
Trees:Though they are an agent of greenery but for pond they can be a horror in many ways as the roots can create problem when you will be excavating the pond and the trees could make the water dirty by constant falling of the leaves in the pond. You might be thinking of creating an ecosystem but the trees could destroy the natural set up very badly. Therefore there is a strict no to the inclusion of trees and shrubs like Walnut, Buckeye and so on.
Sunlight:This is a point that we do have to take into consideration. Sunlight though not on continuous basis is an essential requirement of the pond. The species living in it can grow up only with presence of sunlight. Thus our task is to check upon where the sunlight comes in and where it does not. Shaded place can never be a perfect place for pond construction.
Services:The place chosen for the pond should be such that it cannot create any problem related to electricity and lightning. The services like gas, water and telephone should be watch before choosing the place.
Everything you do has to be inspected thoroughly. This point we have to do after we get free from the aesthetic or practical consideration that we were talking about. Size and shape of the pond should be planned now keeping the hose on the ground and then walking on it for several days so as to check how it reacts and work by the reflection that gets into the water. Everything has to be planned from location, where to keep the excavated soils, to choosing the location of filter. All this may also require your family acceptance and after all this the task of digging will start up.
Excavation for the ponds requires you to dig deep but before this we need to keep in mind that the location where we are positioning the pond does not have underneath gas, and drain services. If there is any signal of the presence just shun the idea of creating the pond and choose some other location where you can dig in freely and where the pond can be connected easily with a pump or lightning can be done. A place that can give you loads of benefits.
Experiment with ideas
It is always better the instead of one site we select two so that we can understand the advantages and disadvantages of both and then make a decision. Obviously it is not possible to get every benefit but you can then choose the best one.