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A quick and easy garden pond for one's backyard. Great idea for kids to help with on school holidays.


Material

  • pond + 5 gold fish buy a cheap hard plastic pool or pond at Bunnings
  • hose and rocks small amount of garden hose. Bush rocks
  • Watering can + a filter Old or new can from junkie shop. Filter from a pet store that sells gold fish.

Method

  1. Dig a hole unless you want an above ground pond. Place pond in ground. You may find items around your yard to recycle.
  2. Fill with water, attach watering can to fence and connect hose up to to so it recycles the water in pond. May need a landscaper's help or husband if he is handy with this type of thing. Attach filter if needed, can use Lilly pads to oxygenate the water
  3. Put rocks around the pond. We added plants from around the yard also. Add gold fish and Lilly pads

Notes

This is a great project that kids can help with.




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  • I have a pond in my garden and I would love to put in a watering can, what a great idea.

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  • Looks great. Amazing way to up cycle some items too

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  • It looks fantastic,l want one now! Thanks!

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  • This is so cool. I find the sound of trickling water to be very relaxing. Add some fish or frogs for the kids

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  • Unique idea kids would love it

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  • Looks great, I think I might give one a go

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  • Wow that looks amazing great idea I hope mine looks as good as this


    • I just recently updated my pond and added plastic climbing flowers on the fence for a bit of privacy. They look quite good. My visitors think they are real from a distance.

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  • A nice idea & kids would find it fascinating.

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  • I would love to have a pond in my backyard there’s something so relaxing about watching the water

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  • That looks so much fun wish i wasn’t renting.

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  • I would love to have a pond in my back yard. Especially with running water. The sound of trickling water is so soothing


    • I know it relaxes me but the trickling of water drives my husband nuts!

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  • Thank you all for your comments.

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  • cute but you would need to check with local councils for the safety regulations re fencing


    • Yes we did check because our yard is small and fully fenced with a lock on the gate it doesn’t need a fence. However our front yard is huge so we have a pool fenced in the front yard. Lol

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  • Well done to you. That pond is so creative and such a calming feature in the garden. I love the watering can.

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  • I love it but I’m sure that my youngest who has Down Sydrome would sit in the pond and take the fish out, so not suitable for us.

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