Make a Fish Pond In Your Yard

If you would like a fish pond in your yard, you can make one yourself. The process itself can be exciting and the end result will be a great looking fish pond you can take pride in showing off. Plus, the relaxation that can come from the pond will make your hard work worth it. This article will provide you with the information you need to make a fish pond in your yard from scratch.

Gather the Supplies You'll Need

The first thing you want to do is to make sure you have all the supplies you need. You should rent a small bobcat from a local construction equipment rental place, such as All Star Equipment Rental & Sales, Inc. You'll also need a few bags of sand, a pond liner, a shovel, rocks and a pond filter.

Make the pond

Use the rented bobcat to dig a hole that's a few inches larger than the pond liner is. Take the sand and add some to the bottom of the hole. Even the sand out with the shovel and put the pond liner in place. Take the shovel and add more sand around the sides of the pond liner until it comes up to the surface. Put the filter in place according to the specifications for that model. Fill the pond with water and get the filter going.

Decorate the pond

Place the rocks you have selected around the base of the pond. If you know you are going to want them to be there permanently, then you can add cement to the bottom of them and stack them up while cementing them securely in place.

Stock the pond

Make sure you purchase pond fish so you know they are going to do well in the climate you reside in. When you get the fish to the pond, set them in it in the bag you brought them home in. Leave them floating around for a few hours in the bag so they don't go into shock from a fast change in temperatures. Open the bags and release the fish.

Once you clean up the area, return your rental bobcat, have the fish settled in and decorate the pond the way you want it, you will be able to relax by the pond and enjoy the serenity that it has to offer. A fish pond is a very nice feature to add to your landscaping.