Make a Garden Water Feature or Pond

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03 Apr 2013

Use an old tyre to make a tranquil garden pond or peaceful wtaer feature to give your garden a focal point.

A pond is a nice addition to your garden as it promotes tranquility and peace and the sound of running water off a water feature can be relaxing.

And if you happen to have an old tyre lying around, you have the means to make your own.

Simply dig a hole out of the side of the tyre, or leave this step out if you prefer to have a raised pond or water feature.

Then place soft sand at the bottom to protect the plastic liner from damage, especially if you don't want any leaks.

Use a heavy-duty liner for lining the inside of the tyre as normal plastic is not thick enough. You will need to visit your garden centre or a pool supply shop for buy heavy-duty liner for this project.

If you prefer a sunken water feature or pond, remember to dig a hole out of the side of the tyre for drainage.

Before you fasten the edge of the liner down, fill the pool quarter full with water to add weight to the bottom. Now you can add decorative stones along the edge of the liner to secure and finish off.

If you have opted for the raised pond or water feature, place an arrangement of larger rocks around the outside of the tyre and smaller ones on top to hide the plastic.

Then simply add a small water pump, plug it in, sit back and relax to the sound of running water.

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