Although you may not believe it, you can have ponds inside your home. Of course, its size will depend on the space available. But at least one small one can be had.
The small ponds are not only a decorative element, they also help to relax and clear the mind. And include plants, these are responsible for absorbing the radiation of electronic devices that surround us constantly.
Aspects to consider in order to have ponds
1. Choose the place well
As we mentioned before, it is important to evaluate where the ponds will be located and how we will decorate them.
For example, if we are going to decorate them with natural plants, it is necessary that the pond is located in a place where the sun gives it , during, at least, 4 or 6 hours a day. Otherwise, aquatic plants and flowers will not thrive and you will only have rotten water,
2. Evaluate the size of the ponds
Although you do not believe it, we assure you that the longer the pond, the easier it will be to maintain it. So do not skimp on the size.
As for the depth, you should take into account that, the most common is that it oscillates between 50 and 60 centimeters. This way you have enough space to place several stones, plants or even fish.
3. Test first with prefabricated ponds
The prefabricated ponds can be purchased at any garden store. They are not the cheapest option, but their installation is simpler and can help you a lot when it comes to learning how to maintain them.
You can choose between canvas rafts (flexible but shorter) or cement rafts (which are more expensive but have greater durability).
4. Waterfall, Yes or no?
The ponds usually look much prettier with a waterfall but this is not a mandatory element. If it is the first time we have a pond, it is best not to include it until we have learned the maintenance well.
When cascades are included, the most important thing is to install a hydraulic pump that circulates the water over and over again. You must also have a device to recycle the water and prevent it from rotting.
How to make your own indoor ponds
- Geotextile blanket (also called ).
- Flexible plastic.
- Choose the place
- Once you have dug the hole, make a step to make one part deeper than the other.
- Plasticize the background. To do this you must extend a
- The plastic should not be rigid and, in such a case, let it carry sun for a few hours. Place large stones to secure it to the floor and prevent it from moving.
To have indoor ponds you just need to be creative and take into account the aspects that we mention. You can create two small ponds nearby and join them with a decorative element, like a toy bridge.
Indoor ponds are not just for landscapers and decorators. Of course, it is important to give them the proper maintenance to avoid bad odors, leaks and other discomforts. On the other hand, do not forget to enjoy your work every day, contemplate it and relax.