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Building a preformed pond

 

Preformed ponds offer a quick and effortless way to introduce water into the garden. The shape is already designed to offer an attractive and practical home for pond fish and marginal planting baskets.
1. Marking out and digging

Place the preformed pond on the ground where it will be installed. Mark around the shape of the pond with sand and remove the pond.

Dig out the shape of the pond, using the sand line as a marker.

Allow an extra 5cm depth for a layer of sand to be added.

Measure the depth of the shelf, then dig to this level.

2. Remove debris
3. Check the pond is level
4. Finishing touches