Building a Biotope - Tips for the Small Oasis
A versatile garden almost calls for a biotope. The construction of a natural pond is not difficult at all.
A biotope is a very special piece of nature
With a biotope, life comes into the garden design. Different plants change daily, buzzing and fluttering creatures come to visit, maybe even fish swim in the water and give quacking frogs a concert. For humans, the little oasis is a place of variety and relaxation. Anyone who has desire and enough space can build such a natural pond. In order for the biotope to be more enjoyable than work, a few hints should be noted.
First and foremost, the optimal location must be found. If the biotope lies to the south, the sun warms up the water in the summer and the unrestrained growth of algae can hardly be stopped. If it is in the north, it remains cool and shady and the living beings miss the sun and heat. The best balance is provided by a partially shaded location with east or west orientation.
For the plant to be more enjoyable than work, the safe distance to the surrounding trees and shrubs is advisable. This prevents foliage from falling into the water and shallow roots from damaging the pelvis. In order to support the natural life processes of the artificial ecosystem, the influence of rain, wind and sun must be guaranteed.
Planning and Building the Small Oasis
The use of a prefabricated pond is a good tip for planting a garden pond. These are relatively easy to install and already have different depth zones. To beautify and stabilize serve sand, gravel and special plant baskets or islands. For the design, a robust plant culture with high- and low-growing and floating plants, such as water lilies, reeds and grasses is advisable.
Shore areas with natural wood, bamboo and stones can be planned as desired. A pretty sculpture or a fountain become the central eye-catcher. The use of fish requires careful consideration and requires advice from specialist retailers so that the animals feel well in the long term.
When building, a marked pit must first be dug. It is useful to work from the center to the outside. It is important to ensure that about ten to 15 centimeters are added in addition to the setting depth of the plastic basin. Only then can the foundation be evenly filled up with sand.
A properly sunken tub protrudes about five centimeters above the ground. The spirit level helps with perfect insertion. Then seal the gaps between the tub and the floor with sand and water. Do not forget a thin layer of gravel to beautify the whole. It's best to let the pelvis sit properly for another two to three days before water gets in.
Finally, the nicest thing - the design. The own aesthetic feeling plays a role as well as the conditions of the plants. These are placed in baskets at different heights in the biotope.
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