How to Make a Decorative Pond From Old Tyres

Tyre Ponds are a great little garden feature that can enhance the overall aesthetics and integrated pest management of a site. By inviting biodiversity into the site we can make the system more resilient and attractive which tyre ponds do so elegantly.
tyre pond diyHere are the steps you need to do in order to create your own decorative tyre pond. It is a fun way, that helps you re-use an old tyre.

Firstly what you need to do is dig a hole in the ground, the size of your tire. Then make sure your tire fits perfectly in the hole and put it there. In the next step you will need to pad the inside of your tire with nylon. Then gather the parts of the nylon that are outside of the tire and fix them. What you need to do next is to fill the hole with water, doing this with a flexible tube introduced in the hole.

The last part is the decoration. Here you can get as creative as you like. Decorate the edges of your pond with different sizes of rocks, until you get the wanted design, and that’s all, at the end you’ll have your very own personalized little pond. If you have space in your garden, this idea is one worth trying.

Source: Goods Home Design

This is a great way to use old tyres that would otherwise end up taking space in a waste dump site or worse.  Perhaps these tyre ponds could also be incorporated into a rain garden, rainwater harvested from the roof could be diverted to the pond and surrounding rain garden.  Even better, rainwater tanks could be installed to catch the majority of the rainwater but the tanks’ overflow pipes could be directed to the tyre ponds.  Choosing the correct size and type of rain water tank is an important decision.  Choosing a high quality, trusted brand of water tank is also very important as cheap water tanks will not last long.  We recommend water tanks, rainwater tanks, tank stands and other products manufactured by JoJo Tanks in South Africa.  Click on the links below to view the wide range of JoJo Tanks products available.

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