Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Here is a project that uses an old car tire or tractor. This achievement will beautify your garden dramatically with little or no effort, none of what you see in this little guide is complicated. The entire work should take no more than ten hours divided into several days. Moreover, this project will improve the environment, it will bring almost immediately new inhabitants in your garden who will come to help you daily in the management of your kitchen garden for example. Frogs, lizards, newts, orvets, birds, bees, etc … You can welcome them with more conveniences by making small shelters for them all around your pond.

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Your pond can be as complex as you want it to be. You can use a single tractor tire, two or three combined with other old tires. It is up to you to decide the size of the tires you will use. An old, carefully camouflaged bath tub, for example, can replace the tires easily. You can also use several bins to create a larger basin, the possibilities are endless.

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Basically, the tire will last forever and you reuse an item that would have burned a lot of energy to be recycled properly. The tires can also be found in many sizes so you can mix them and match them as much as you want, there is bound to be a size that can fit your garden.

We invite you to start this project today and improve your landscaping with a water mirror that will completely transform your little green paradise.

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Here’s the tutorial!

Materials needed for this project:

  • Old tires of cars or tractors of the required size
  • Stones of different sizes
  • A cover to cover the whole (EPDM tarpaulin preferably, with geotextile cloth)
  • Some buckets of sand
  • Gravel

Necessary tools :

  • A shovel
  • A jigsaw
  • A block of wood or an object to level the sand

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

Making an Artificial Pond with Old Tires

DIY Homemade Flower Tire Planter

Easy tutorial to make a white flower planter with a tire.

  1. Get a large old tire.
  2. Cut it using a utility knife.straight slits about six inches apart and five–six inches long, working from the center hole toward the outer edge. It took a very long time. I was cutting through rubber and steel.
  3. Make straight slits about six inches apart and five–six inches long, working from the center hole toward the outer edge. It took a very long time to cut through rubber and steel.
  4. Turn the whole tire inside out. The process of turning a tire inside-out is a challenging one that required multiple attempts. I would not advise anyone to try it all alone; please get a buddy.
  5. Black tires can get very hot sitting in the sun on a summer’s day, so paint the black rubber surface with a lighter color (the outside and the inside of the tire with one can of spray paint).
  6. Place the tire planter and fill it with a mixture of potting soil and compost.

DIY Homemade Flower Tire Planter

First of all, you must be very careful while cutting the tire. I would advise wearing Mechanics gloves to protect your hands from injury, and to go slowly. Furthermore, turning the tire inside-out is not for the faint-hearted and requires a lot of muscle, which is why it is important to have a partner to help you.

How to Make a Pond with a Tire

In the same way that you can make planters or a sandbox, build a basin to decorate your garden.

How to Make a Pond with a Tire

Equipment:

  • A large tractor tire
  • A hermetic tarpaulin
  • A shovel
  • Stones and rocks

Manufacturing:

1 – Dig a hole in the diameter and height of your tire into the ground where you want to place your pond.

How to Make a Pond with a Tire

2 – Place the tire at the bottom of the hole.

How to Make a Pond with a Tire

3 – Place the airtight cover on the inside of the tire and allow it to overlap on the sides.

4 – Fill the space between the hole and the tire with a bit of soil and pebbles.

5 – Fold over the tarpaulin over the ground and block it with soil, pebbles, and rock.

How to Make a Pond with a Tire

6 – All you have to do is decorate your pond with rocks and plants and fill it with water!