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Common mistakes when creating a pond in the garden


Almost all gardens have a body of water. Mistakes are repeated with offensive consistency in many gardens.

Let's analyze some common mistakes and consider how to make a waterfall, stream or decorative pond in the garden yourself.

Wrong size

The most common mistake is that the created pond does not match the size of the surrounding plants and garden. Often, a small puddle is obtained, which is located at the entrance to the garden or next to the fence, which is clamped on all sides by beautiful and lush garden plants. But it all looks pathetic.

It is required to correlate the size of the reservoir with the surrounding space... This does not mean that creating a small reservoir will not allow you to decorate the garden. When choosing one or another image, you should optimally select the size. If there is no room in the garden for a large pond, then you can try to make a miniature pond.

Poorly chosen location

You cannot place a reservoir against the background of a rickety fence, a heap of garbage, an inaccurately decorated vegetable garden and unsightly buildings.

Water attracts the eye, so you shouldn't have your own pond in unsightly places, as attention will be focused on garden imperfections.

Material selection mistakes

When purchasing materials for arranging a garden, it is necessary to proceed from the law of similarity. If the house is built of stone or brick, then their size, shape, texture and color should be repeated in the material of decoration, paving, fence of other buildings. This applies to a house clad in siding or a house made of wood.

It is important that the reservoir can harmoniously blend into the surrounding space. It can often be seen that the individual garden corners are very nice.: beautiful plants are logically grouped, the pond is decorated carefully and with imagination, and the overall impression of the garden remains negative.

When analyzing, it turns out that the house is made of red bricks and has white plastic windows, a powerful fence was assembled from ready-made concrete blocks, it was painted in a bright pink color with white scallops on top. In addition, there is a carved gazebo in the garden, to which an asphalt path leads, colored plastic borders of different sizes are used and flowerpots are installed everywhere. In this case, comments are unnecessary.

From this we can conclude: if you are arranging a garden, then when you add any new elements to it, you need to simulate the final result in advance.

The pond should fully match the garden, surrounding plants and buildings in style and size. It must be placed in the most advantageous place, depending on the image being created.

Losing the fight against plastic mold

There is often a misconception that the best choice when creating a reservoir is a ready-made plastic mold. Now manufacturers offer a huge assortment of such "trays" of any shape. But everything is complicated here.

If you use the largest possible sizes, then this will not be enough for a garden, and small forms look like a misunderstanding. With a clearly small size, a rather intricate shape is obtained that will not seem natural..

A rounded profile is used at the edges of these forms, where gravel, soil and stones cannot be fixed for riparian plants. In some more expensive options, a wide quartz coating is glued along the top edge. Often, it is strikingly different from the available local materials, and it does not work out to decorate it.

In the manufacture of plastic molds, the stamping method is used. Cheap products have an annoying defect in the form of a distortion along the periphery of the edges. Because of this, with any effort, it will not be possible to dig in this form evenly and accurately.

Having a piece of black plastic sticking out will destroy all your efforts. You can compare this pond with a luxurious dress, in which a carelessly sewn lining in the most conspicuous place spoils the whole look. At the very least, this will be regrettable.

It is quite expensive and difficult to transport a large form. As a result, the final cost of the structure increases significantly.

Rigid forms have a future. For several years in Europe, they have been producing plastic shapes with regular geometric outlines: trapezoidal, rectangular, round. They feature a wide, flat, horizontal edge, which provides a convenient installation method for all types of decking.

It is advisable to use them for formal raised reservoirs, which are quite effectively decorated with metal, plastic, wood and stone. They are located at different levels and go well with waterfalls and fountains.

Before choosing one or another method of waterproofing, it is necessary to familiarize yourself in detail with the pros and cons of each option and conduct a comparative analysis. Lack of data on the quality of waterproofing materials in the presence of a huge market supply can lead to wrong decisions.

Stone beads

The most common mistake when decorating a garden pond is a rounded cobblestone that is laid like beads around the edge. Often, these beads are in the same row, but some manage to arrange them in several rows.

This way of laying stone will never look natural.... In this case, it is impossible to decorate the board of a rigid structure or film. So, on the monstrous black shores, multi-colored "monists" lie, and the aqua-garden will be a silent reproach for the owner.

When resting on the shores of lakes and rivers, pay attention to how exactly nature "lays out" stones. Highlight the most memorable and liked options. Small fractions are used for the background, and larger fractions are used to highlight contrasting groups.

It is necessary to carefully select a stone for decorating a reservoir... You can use a homogeneous stone in color and breed, but different in size.

Toys around the pond

Another typical drawback that can spoil a carefully thought out and most beautiful design is the simultaneous use of a large number of different garden accessories and decorative toys in a small area.

Some funny elves and flamboyant gnomes are able to decorate certain garden corners and bring a smile... But if there are a lot of clay mermaids, papier-mâché ducks and plastic frogs, then overkill will inevitably occur. These objects are attractive in themselves, but if they are collected in one place, they will turn the garden into a haberdashery shop.

The thoughtless use of ornaments violates the harmony of the garden. It is necessary to look at the garden from the side in order to spread the decorative "gadgets" in time and space.


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