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How to develop a natural pond?

How to develop a natural pond?

Whether one is responsible or not, having a natural pond in the garden can be a real project. To do this, two solutions are available to you. You can consult a professional such as a landscaper or make your own pond. Indeed, creating a natural pond is not difficult! How to proceed ? Let's see the different steps together.

A personalized method

There are several methods for making a natural pond. To determine which one to choose, you must find out the specifics of your soil and determine the location of the pond. If it is close to a water table, it will fill naturally and will soon be inhabited by the flora and fauna typical of your region. If not, you will need to dig it out, seal it and decorate it. The layout of your natural pond will also depend on its sunshine and the surrounding vegetation. Sometimes a boost is needed.

Digging the natural pond

The first step is to dig the pond in your garden, and on this point, you are completely free. You can choose the shape and the depth, give it the look of a river or wild lake. Warning ! If you want to put fish in it, you need to provide enough space and depth. It is the same if you want to revegetate the natural pond.

Seal the natural pond

To naturally seal your pond, you must cover the edges of clay. This step can be quite long because it is necessary to provide a thickness of more than 20 centimeters of natural clay. You can also opt for the tarp. The latter is installed more quickly, but it has many drawbacks. It can be visible from the outside, it makes planting plants difficult and reduces the quality of life of fish.

Fill the pond

Once dug and sealed, your pond must be filled. If the water table is close, your pond will fill up naturally. Otherwise, you will have to rely on the rain or fill the pond yourself. To supply the pond with water, once again you can count on the water table, the rain or yourself! When you have a natural pond, it is worth investing in a rain trap. Thus, the water placed in the pond is as natural as it is economical.

Vegetate and decorate a natural pond

To give the look of your natural pond, you must decorate it with selected plants, stones and stones. In the water, choose plants that will clean the water and oxygenate it. Among them, we find the water milfoil, the scirpus, the phragmite, the mallow, the pondweed swimming or even the waterweed. Around the pond, we focus on water concerns, loosestrifts, astilbes and gunnères. Finally, for the floral touch, we think of water lilies, irises, water lilies and water hyacinths.