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.
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.
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.
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
Necessary tools :
- A shovel
- A jigsaw
- A block of wood or an object to level the sand