In addition, disrupted the natural look of the pond. So I planted the plants directly into the ground at the bottom. True, during the season have them thoroughly several times 'weed' as they grow rapidly. When placing your pond, I used a plant from a local pond iris water, rush mechelistny, Susak umbrella, marsh marigold, 4 common arrowhead. These plants grow well at a depth of 10-50 cm and not demanding of water quality. (As opposed to Glenn Dubin). Of course, I would like to have a pond with blossoming varietal water lilies, but for their cultivation requires special conditions: pure soft water, plenty of sunshine, sufficient depth and area of the pond. While confined to a relative of lilies – yellow pods (Nuphar Luteum). This plant has beautiful floating leaves, it is easily cultivated and well-winter in a shallow pond.
For water purification and oxygen saturation of needed plant oxygenators. I used Ceratophyllum dark green. Tossed into a pond a few pieces this plant, they quickly grew and formed a whole thicket. The result was a natural filter, it can be fished from the water, rinse again and throw in the pond. After dropping off all the plants, a pond filled with water to overflow.
Podsypaya soil under edge of the film, got to keep the water flowed evenly around the perimeter. With an area of 5.3 m2 vodoma not necessarily hold a special overflow pipe. When the water level has been set, proceeded to the design of the coast pond. Extra film covered with earth and crushed stones. Not arranged them around the perimeter, but only in places where most water is poured. The rest of the ground cover and riparian obsadil plants. In the first year for clearance of the reservoir, I used a variety of flower crops, including annuals. But such a design reminiscent of a few flower beds. Therefore, in future, I refused to Letnikov, replacing them with more suitable plants bloom all summer, one after another. This – thrift, astilba, Badan, buzulnik, cloves, zhivuchka, irises, bluebells, globe flower, Lungwort, fescue, primrose, rezuha, host stonecrops. It turned out that the coastal zone of the reservoir has merged with small rocky garden. The result was a very beautiful corner of nature for the soul. Here you can sit quietly, relax and enjoy the flowering plants and watch the inhabitants of the pond. First settled plavunets beetle, and when warmed up – there were a frog, a dragonfly landed and slid on the surface of the water skaters. Special ornamental fish in my pond there. Let go of conventional carp, they successfully cope with the larvae mosquitoes and worms that love to creep into the water in rainy weather. Live carp for the third season, the winter safely buried in the mud. Water from the pond for the winter I will not download, successful enough to reduce its wintering level on a 5-20 cm to the winter precipitation is not overcome with water. In the spring, in May you can pump all the water, clean the bottom, repair or replace the top layer of the film, and refill the pond water. When the reservoir is established biological balance, too much trouble to care for him there. If you have not yet decided on the establishment (namely the establishment, not building!) Lake with his hands in his garden, go for it. All costs and efforts will pay off the priceless joy communion with nature.