20-30 years ago the ponds in the garden were very rare. Now a small pond, pool, stream or a fountain on the plot or near the country house will surprise nobody. More and more enthusiasts are trying to create on the site is a little miracle with a rippling, iridescent, shining in the sun with water over which they fly graceful dragonflies, butterflies circling, and floating in the depths of the various water animals, and sometimes – colourful fish.
The growing popularity of aquatic plants is quite natural. Because the pond on the site – is not just a reservoir of moisture for watering or an element of garden design. It and its own special microclimate, and the best cure for fatigue and stress, and the opportunity to observe the amazing world of underwater creatures to admire what is new, interesting, sometimes – amazingly beautiful plants.
The variety of garden ponds is very large – from small birdbaths decorated with plants and water barrels or old bathtubs to streams, waterfalls, fountains and ponds with an area of several tens square meters. All these reservoirs can be divided into two large groups: the water bodies of natural (landscape, natural) and reservoirs regular (decorative) style.
Ponds natural style pond with smooth contours of the coast, the waterfall, flowing from a hill, or a brook bubbling between stones, is more like a part of nature. Even the birdbaths and the original mini-pond from an old truck, boats, tubs look as if they just forgot in the garden and they had accumulated rain water and by wind or birds have been listed plants.
A small pond in a natural style
For registration of water bodies in a natural style most often used natural materials – stone, sand, gravel, wood, and plants, similar to natural kinds. Concrete, plastic or foil used in their manufacture, I try to decorate so that they are not visible. In such reservoirs usually don’t put the fountains, and if you make the backlight, the light source try to conceal or make inconspicuous, and light natural, white or yellowish in color. Waters regular or decorative style . on the contrary, have a geometrically correct shape – oval, circle, square, rectangle, polygon. Install them mainly in the front part of the site, in front of the house on the paving, lawn or surrounded by a carpet of flower beds, flower beds. Such water bodies should conform to the style of the structure beside a modest rural home, a log hut or carved tower, they will look alien.