Saturday, May 11, 2013

  I have been working on rental property and I have not been able to post for over a month, but I took a weekend and did a project in my own back yard, that I actually found on Pinterest. The hard part was finding a large enough tire, and I have a very close friend that runs heavy equipment that I mentioned I needed, and he showed up one day with my tire. First off, figure out where you want your pond. Measure your space. There is no moving this size tire. You have to use such a large tire. Next, shovel your hole. My daddy used to have a water garden nursery, and he would tell clients to use a sack of flour to mark their spot for their pond, because it will not hurt your ground, and you can tell where you need to dig. Lay your tire, and sprinkle flour around it where you want it if you have never done this before.



Start digging. Measure your tire to see how far you have to go. Mine was 2 feet. So I went another half to work with. Then level your dirt on the bottom. VERY IMPORTANT!!! 

I seen on pinterest that they are laying plastic to hold water. BAD IDEA. This will disintegrate very soon in the sun. It starts breaking down. I used 2 bags of quickcrete.   Smooth it out on the bottom so your pump will set level. 
 I chose natural Arkansas rock to place around mine. You could place block, brick, etc. Whatever you chose.  I bought a pump at Home Depot, and to make sure and seal the pond good, buy a can of 10.00 Leak Seal Tar Spray, and spray all around inside the tire, to assure that it does not leak.
Now you have a beautiful pond to enjoy!!!!!!


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