I had a reader share the above photo with me on facebook and it really got my wheels turning! I have always wanted to build my own garden pond. You can get quite creative with the design. Use a tire like the above photo. You can just dig a hole and line it. You could use all sorts of containers – plastic food grade containers, metal watering troughs etc.
I think a giant barrel would look nice and do some sort of fountain/pond combination. On the really extreme side, it would be amazing to build a small pond that i could actually take a soak in… perhaps from cinder blocks and then buried to the brim so that half is above ground and half is below ground which would save a lot of digging.
I found a great tutorial for using tires over at Instructables.
Here’s the link…