DIY Mini garden pond – gardening tips and tricks
Check out these practical and simple idea for a water feature in the garden and make your own mini garden pond in a bucket. The construction process takes only a few hours and this homemade pond can be constructed in other vessels, in fact anything that can hold water. We will present an example with a classic bucket made of stainless steel.
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Tips and tricks how to create a mini garden pond in a bucket
A mini garden pond is the same as the natural pond – the aesthetics and functionality depend on the delicate balance between plants, water and small creatures such as snails and fish. You should choose the plants for it carefully. You absolutely need oxidizing grass and plants that can float above the water surface. You can also add a goldfish.
Materials to build a mini garden pond in a bucket
Bucket or other vessel
Decorative objects made of stone or glass
Water plants and species
Guidance and instructions
If you use a container made of wood, seal it with PVC, so that the chemicals do not get in. Choose very carefully the place in the garden. You need a shiny spot where the sun shines for at least four hours per day. The sun in the morning is the better option. Put some decorative elements at the bottom of the bucket. You can use various objects made of stone. This gives an interesting look to the pond and is nice hiding place for fish.
You should select the aquatic plants fit for the size of your bucket. The oxidizing grass is particularly important for the plants in your water garden. Particularly suitable are the water lilies. They are easy to maintain and look beautiful. Do not forget the wildlife for your pond. Fish or snails are always a good choice. If you put together the right species , you will create a perfect mini ecosystem.
Do not forget to use dechlorination for the water. You can opt for a homemade pond filter design. Regularly remove the yellow leaves and other trash. Fertilize the plants regularly from April to August. Follow these simple tips and you will have the perfect homemade water garden at home.