Would you like to make a mini pond? And would you prefer to do so completely naturally? Van der Velde Waterplants helps you create a mini pond. From pond plants to advice, step-by-step plan and supplies. Everything you need to create your own small pond.
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A mini pond is the ideal type of pond when you have little space in the garden or you only have access to a balcony
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What is a mini pond?
A mini pond is a pond but in miniature. The size of this pond is usually around one square meter. This makes the pond ideal for people who have little space in the garden or people who have no garden but only a balcony. A mini pond can be decorated with the same kind of water plants as a normal pond, this makes the mini pond an asset to the eye!
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Create a balanced and healthy mini pond naturally - Tips from an experienced naturalist
When creating a natural mini pond, adding enough aquatic plants are essential. Learn more about how to set up a mini pond and useful tips and tricks in this video.
Summary of the YouTube video: "All about my stock tank pond 🌿 Learning more every day" by The Impatient Gardener
In the video, the speaker shares her experiences with her mini pond and water gardening. She begins by sharing that she initially had no knowledge, but has since learned a lot about creating a balanced ecosystem in the pond. The speaker explains that she has learned a lot from water gardening forums and responses to her videos. She then discusses the importance of balance in the pond ecosystem and how adding pond fish and pond plants can help keep the water clean. The speaker shares her experience about adding inexpensive feeder fish to her pond and how this has helped keep the water clean. She also explains how she has used pond fertilizer tablets to keep her pond plants healthy and promote growth. The speaker also discusses her experience growing lotus and water oxalis plants in her pond. She explains how she planted the lotus in an 18-inch container and how the growing process went. She also shares how the water oxalis plant was planted in a fabric pot and thrived just above the surface of the water. In addition, the speaker discusses how she planted the oxygen plant hornwort used to keep the water healthy and balanced. She also addresses concerns about mosquito nuisance and explains that using a pond fountain or adding some small pond fish can help prevent this. The speaker emphasizes the joy of experimentation in the garden and encourages viewers to try new things in their own gardens. She explains that she has no expectations for her water garden and that everything that happens is a success. She also encourages viewers to find joy in trying new things and experimenting with their own gardens.
A natural and balanced pond
The speaker created a balanced and healthy pond naturally by understanding the importance of aquatic plants. She learned that certain aquatic plants, such as water oxalis and hornwort aquatic plants, can help absorb excess chemicals in the water. These plants create a natural balance in the pond and help reduce algae and other pollutants. By regularly using pond fertilizer, which also contains humus, the speaker has kept the plants in the pond healthy and encouraged their growth. This helped create a balanced and healthy pond environment.
Experienced pond enthusiast: The Impatient Gardener
The Impatient Gardener is a YouTube channel founded by Erin Schanen, a gardening enthusiast from Wisconsin, United States. She has been actively gardening for over 25 years and has gained a lot of knowledge and experience over the years. On her channel, Erin shares her passion for gardening with others and provides tips and tricks for creating a beautiful, healthy and productive garden. She shares videos on a variety of topics, including growing vegetables and herbs, maintaining lawns and flowers, designing gardens and building raised beds. Erin's videos are fun to watch and informative. She has a pleasant presentation style and is very approachable and approachable. Because of her years of experience and expertise, Erin is able to give advice and inspire in a practical way. The Impatient Gardener is a popular YouTube channel with over 150,000 subscribers and her videos are regularly viewed by a wide audience.
Simon van der Velde: Pond specialist with a passion for biodiversity and natural lifestyle
Simon van der Velde is a pond specialist with more than 35 years of experience in realizing dream ponds. He is the founder of "Van der Velde Aquatic Plants", which focuses on creating biodiverse and natural ponds without pumping systems and filters. Simon's vision goes beyond creating beautiful ponds, he also wants to contribute to restoring biodiversity in the Netherlands, Europe and even the entire world. Besides his work as a pond specialist, Simon is an enthusiastic nature lover and is committed to the preservation of nature and the environment. He inspires people to treat their gardens and the natural environment in a sustainable way.
Mini pond making and patio pond tips from pond specialist Simon
With the right tips, you can create a beautiful mini pond even on a balcony, without the need for a large garden. I'll give you advice for creating a successful small pond.
You have all the information about what having a mini pond means and you have chosen to create one yourself in the garden or on your balcony... But what steps should you follow to achieve a beautiful result? In this blog I list step by step how to make your own mini pond! Complete mini pond...
A patio pond or mini pond on your balcony is an attractive addition to your home. If you live small, you probably do not have space to create a (large or small) pond in the garden - if you already have a garden. A small pond basin or balcony pond is an easy alternative that will soon give you a lot of pleasure and coziness....
Frequently asked questions about mini ponds
How big and deep should a mini pond be?
A mini pond does not have to be large, the ideal size for a mini pond is 1 square meter. The pond should be made in a container with a depth between 25 and 50 centimeters.
Supplies for a mini pond
It doesn't take much to set up a mini pond beautifully, but it is helpful to know what products you need. Of course you need a container in which to create the mini pond. You also need a pond basket, clay, soil, plant food and water plants. It is most convenient to buy this in a ready-made mini pond set.
Maintenance of the mini pond
A mini pond, because it is only a small water source, requires little maintenance and care. However, it is important to keep an eye on the water level during the warm summer months. This is because the heat can cause this water level to drop, but the aquatic plants obviously need water. When you see that the water level in your mini pond has dropped, add water to the container so that your own mini pond can continue to be full of blooms!
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