It has long been observed that the water surface effect on people calming. It is very valuable in our troubled time, when the human nervous system is subjected to constant emotional tension and stress. That’s why nice to countryside passing near any body of water. If there is no nearby natural, it is possible to construct an artificial, albeit small, but directly on the garden or summer cottage. Moreover, there is an option that does not require special materials and cost and available in the production of almost everyone.
Now, many villas and cottages are constructed of timber or logs. If, after the construction of the house still have some trimming, you can use them. Put some of them on selected for the reservoir site in order to get the shape of the future lake. Label on its land border and proceed to the preparation of a shallow pit. Armed with a shovel, select the part of the soil within the designated boundaries. If you have planned a small pool where you can cool off in the summer heat, enough depth of 1 m; if the decorative pond – less. At the bottom of the excavated pit in both cases, the pour and gently tamp small pebbles or gravel and the sand layer with a thickness of about 10 cm.