What are Preformed Garden Ponds?
Adding a garden pond to your yard is one of the easiest ways to give your yard “something special”. A perfect way to create a pond, even if you don’t have much experience working with water features, is to use a preformed pond.
Preformed ponds are simply a hard liner that is molded into a specific shape.
Most are made of either a very strong plastic or of fibreglass. They are sold online or at local home improvement or garden stores. One of the main reasons that people choose preformed ponds over traditional liners is that they are better suited to soft soil conditions.
There are a few things you should know before you begin working that will make installing your pond a breeze.
Choose the Right Spot
Finding the right location in your yard for a pond is the first thing you must do. Next, the size of the pond. You need to examine the relationship it will have to the rest of the yard – small ponds look good in small yards, while larger water features are better for big yards.
Preformed ponds come in a range of sizes from two or three feet to those that are far larger. There are many different shapes available, so you should be able to find one that works for you and for your yard.
If possible, a good place for a pond is one that is free from shrubs and bushes and one that gets a lot of natural sunlight. It you chose a spot near trees the downside is you will always be cleaning out debris that falls into the pond. Avoiding trees also means that you are less likely to encounter tree roots that may damage your pond.
When you have picked a spot for your pond, move the liner to the area you have chosen and see how it looks. You can also spend some time turning the pond (most of them have an irregular shape) to find the best look.
Installing Preformed Ponds
Installing a pond isn’t a difficult job, but it is better if you have a little help.
Start by digging a hole large enough for the pond. You will need to ensure that the bottom of the pond is perfectly flat and is seated on a bed of soft sand; otherwise your pond could crack when you fill it. Once you have done this, fill it with a garden hose, and wow!
When the pond is full, before you put plants etc in it, allow it to sit for several days so that it can settle into the hole and check for any issues with the liner and the installation. Preformed ponds offer a great home for plants and for fish. Local pet shops and garden supply shops should be able to help you select and make the best choice.
Plants and fish will be a very important part of your new pond because they help keep it clean and looking good.
Preformed pond liners are the perfect way to make any outdoor area more beautiful. They are easy to install and maintain, and they are an instant focal point in any yard. They can be landscaped to match any home, and you can even add features like plants, rocks, or waterfalls and fountains.