Do you have an older bathtub which has aged considerably or have found an otherwise delightful antique claw foot bathtub that still looks quite cool? This is a great item to utilize to create a lovely bathtub garden pond for your back yard. All you have to do is get a circulating fountain, various aquatic plants, and also making certain that the tub is safely able to hold water. Doing so will provide you with a relaxing spot for yourself as well as great enjoyment for your family and friends.
One option is to have a raised garden pond using smaller bowls which resemble shallow trough koi ponds. These are ideal for growing tropical fish in your home. With the correct accessories and landscaping, you will have a nice looking pond with all of the comfort and charm you will enjoy while enjoying the benefits of a water feature. When you are finished, you will have created an instant focal point which will draw attention to the front of your house. The tub will also look attractive on its own.
A beautiful option which is not as expensive as you may think is to install a small fish tank on the opposite side of the shallow bowl. In this way, the fish will be protected from predators on the other side of your landscape. A low cost solution but a less attractive option is to install a water pump next to or around your existing fish tank. Installing a small garden fountain is another option which will help to add splendor to the setup. If you would like more of a tranquil environment, consider a lush and very tropical looking landscaping theme.
One of the most popular choices for an outdoor setting is to create an outdoor bathtub garden pond complete with a waterfall and fish pond. This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. To really show off this garden landscape, consider using a very ornate claw foot tub or old bathtub. Both of these options will add beauty and charm to the overall design and landscape. You can either use an antique or newer model of bathtub for this purpose.
Koi ponds provide an ideal hideout for many people, especially those who live in rural areas that don’t have many trees. A beautiful Japanese style koi pond can provide a nice focal point for the bathtub garden pond design. The wonderful thing about a Japanese styled koi pond is that you can utilize all of the natural wildlife hiding places around the area. One example would be to place a few small trees on the edge of the pond and koi pond.
Adding a fountain garden pond to a koi pond is another great way to create a natural looking water feature. These fountains are easy to operate and can be made to look just like a natural feature. Since they are so similar to real flowing water, you can use the garden fountains to add splashes of color and movement to your bathtub garden pond design. You can also purchase smaller fountains that only flow sporadically and place them in different locations throughout your landscape. These are often used as accents for larger plants and trees in the design.
If you do not want to build an entirely new bathtub garden pond, you may decide to simply purchase a new old tub. Many garden stores will carry different styles of old tubs that are well maintained and in good shape. When you buy an older tub, you will need to take special care not to damage or scratch the unit when you remove the bottom. One easy way to make sure that you don’t damage the tub is to carefully inspect it when you purchase it, especially if you purchase an antique bathtub.
To use your old bathtub as a source of beautiful, natural water features, simply add a new garden fountain or water feature to the unit. Make sure that you choose the right size fountain to properly fill your old bathtub garden pond; a wider or taller design will usually work better. You can find a variety of water features to use on your unit; from birdbaths to small fountains that would look great in your yard. If you plan on using an old bathtub as your source of water for your garden pond, you should know that you can often find pieces of porcelain or other such materials that will fit the tub perfectly. This will allow you to give your old bathtub a newer look that will really enhance your yard’s beauty.