LIFHAKI FOR DACHI - ALL WITH YOUR OWN HANDS
SELF-MODERN POND AT DACHA = CORNER MOLD
Physical fatigue can be removed quickly and easily, but accumulated in the soul is much more difficult. Requires a special atmosphere, silence and unity with nature.
Five years ago, I simply could not wait for spring to begin construction of the pond, and, of course, before going to work, I thoroughly studied this issue. As soon as the ground thawed from the frost, I began to dig a reservoir.
He was still not ready, and I already fell in love with the future pond so much that in just three days I had dug a rather large (2 × 3,5 m and depth 1,2 m) pit with steps for flowers. In the first year I covered the pond with an ordinary film, but already in the second year it all spread out, and I had to buy a PVC film. And now, for five years my pond is flourishing!
I picked up the plants for a long time, thought over the cascade. But it’s all over, and now it only makes me happy. The daughter arranged a cascade near the pond, and the water circulates in it all summer. After the rain, the water from the roofs runs down into the barrel, and from the barrel along the hose runs into the pond. Ducks settled in the pond, water lilies grow - white, yellow, red. Tsiperus with pompous hats adorns the pond, and when water calla blooms, you just can’t tear off your eyes! Girlfriends gave red fish that feel great in the pond, even in winter, along with water lilies. But I bring tsiperus and callas for the winter in the house, I put in pallets and constantly add water. My body of water is surrounded by coastal plants - cinquefoil, barberry and my favorite buzulnik. All this looks very harmonious.
Due to the large foliage, impressive size of the adult bush and yellow flowers, the buzulnik became an accent of the flower garden near the pond, and all types of silverweed and barberry are well combined with other flowers. Potentilla branches fall into the pond, and the fish gladly rub back on them.
I come home from work, sit on a stool and admire this beauty. Water is rumbling, bees are buzzing, fish are playing, and there is peace of mind. So I restore my strength and move away from the hustle and bustle. I admire nature in any of its manifestations - be it a leaf, a branch or a whole pond. Do you think it's so hard to do? Not! Once, a daughter asked me: “Mom, and who needs a pond more — you or me?” - and, receiving an answer, she snapped off: - “Then you can dig it yourself.” Well, I am very grateful to her: I had so much strength that it seemed that I would move mountains!
Above all, do not be afraid to start, and then everything goes smoothly. I wish you success!
1 - Bench is waiting for its owner.
2 - Birds and weigels on the banks.
3 - Between spiraeus and tsiperus fisherman wormed.
4 - Water flows in a flowery cascade.
© Author: Lydia UKOLOVA Kaskelen, Alma-Ata region. Kazakhstan
WALKING ON THE CABLE
In the photo our pond in the early autumn. I'll write how we did it. First you need to dig a hole - the dimensions according to your abilities (the husband dug 0,8x2x5 m). Planned to be used for irrigation and as a fire pond. The edges were strengthened by walkways, this gives a decorative effect, creates convenience.
“Walk along the embankment,” we joke as we walk along the footbridge.
Materials will always be on the nearest power-saw bench. The bottom and walls of the pit are covered with a special strong film (it is stretched under pressure). There is a sink - the landscape allows. In summer, the water is a comfortable temperature for swimming. You can fill the pond with rain water (drain from the roof). Turn everyday things into beautiful things! Successes!
© Author: I.I. Moses. St. Petersburg
POND FOR THREE HOURS
Although I am a gardener and not very experienced, but I will say that without watering, no vegetable will spoil it. There is no reservoir on the site, there is a well nearby, but carrying water in buckets is no good: my hands hurt for a long time, and I’m already 76 years old. And I decided to make a pond.
In early spring, when there is no heat, no wind, you have to dig a hole (dimensions at your discretion). Try not to go too deep, so that the water warms up in the sun.
Now the main thing is to find clay, thick and greasy, so that when wet it does not lag behind the hands. When you bring the clay to the site, carefully cover it from all sides, otherwise it will dry out. Lay it in a thick layer, tamp tightly with a shovel. From time to time, wash upholstery from a watering can, and pour a layer of coarse sand on top. We treat the side of the pond in the same way as the bottom. To prevent the sun from burning clay, we put squares of sod or 2 pieces of crushed brick on it and mix it with 1 part of lime, add water to the consistency of sour cream and coat the inside surface of the reservoir with 7-10 layer. waste), over time, such pruning hardens like cement. Now you can fill the pond with water. Water is the joy of the cottager. All this work will take about three hours.
© Author: Anna FEDOROVA Zaporozhye
MONEY IS TIGHT? ENABLE FANTASY!
Specialized shops are literally clogged with all sorts of utensils designed for holiday homes. Looking at these things is a pleasure. Rather, it would be. If it were not for the prices ... And now is the time to remember that almost everything can be made by yourself without any special expenses.
I had no idea what I would do when I retired (I am a teacher by profession). She offered her husband to buy a cottage. The family members did not like my proposal, but they agreed, hoping that in time I would retreat from my undertaking ... It was not there.
I had no experience with the land completely. Now it is embarrassing to remember how many mistakes I made, how many plants I killed. While reading the special literature, with might and main, I took advice from the Internet. There was porridge in my head: I was late with feeding, I didn’t process it in time, I overlooked it, I overdid it ...
Fortunately, quite by chance I got into the hands of the number of “My beautiful summer cottage”. I read it from cover to cover, and for eight years now this is my handbook. I look forward to each issue, and I’m happy to take on interesting recommendations. Thanks to the advice of readers, my dacha has turned from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. And now they are coming to me for advice, seedlings, cuttings ... I want to contribute to the piggy bank of country councils.
I have long noted that many gardeners pay attention to the appearance of their site, arrange cozy recreation areas.
I also live by the principle: less material costs plus imagination - so that the most dreary corner can be revived, so that the soul rejoices. Yes, not everyone has the money to buy ready-made "masterpieces", so let's make it yourself!
In addition to the garden, garden, pool, bath, gazebos, fountains, pond, we have many flower beds, paths, hedges, flowerpots, figurines, arches, which give a unique flavor to the entire site. They decorate the country landscape, give it warmth and harmony.
Pond: step by step
I will begin, perhaps, from a pond with a fountain, it is in our recreation area.
- They made a skeleton from pieces of a professional sheet (remained from the roof). Pieces bolted together. The top edge is smooth, the bottom does not matter.
- Determined the shape and size of the pond on the ground - in accordance with the frame.
- On a bayonet, shovels removed the ground.
- They leveled the ground, flooded with water.
- From the old linoleum cut the substrate, so that the bottom was smoother.
- Laid out the bottom of a thick film, wrapping it on the walls of the frame.
- Scored reinforcement pins from the front of the frame. When water is poured, it will begin to burst iron, and the pins will support the film and strengthen the iron.
Now about the outside of the pond (photo 1).
From the boards of boxes of persimmon (sellers throw them in the trash) tied framing kapron cords, cutting the old tights in a spiral. These threads are strong, stretch and do not rot for a long time.
Why took the boxes out of the persimmon? The fact is that these boards are treated with a composition from rot, and their thickness reaches 1, see. They are well painted and do not rot for a long time.
This "path" of plates (photo 2) framed iron and closed the film. By the way, you need to buy a thicker film.
Turn on the fantasy
We bought a motor for the fountains (it turns out that it is not at all expensive) and installed it in the middle of the pond between the stones, the wire was connected to the outlet. You sit side by side on a swing and listen to the splash of water - it soothes. Framing above ground level prevents water from clogging. We fill the pond from the aqueduct, and so that the pressure does not raise the turbidity from the bottom, we place the bucket in the middle of the pond and direct the hose into it, or put a divider from the old sock on the hose.
When there was no running water, water was added from the barrel. She stood above the pond, and the water flowed, where necessary, by gravity through the hose.
In the summer in my pond live frogs.
The stones must be covered with water, otherwise the frogs will burn on the stones heated by the sun. Plants around the pond in some places down to the water itself. They provide a safe exit for the frogs.
I clean the garbage with a net of large gauze. In the fall I cover the pond with a net (for the time of leaf fall). In the winter I put several boards in the water so that the ice would not burst the walls. I remove the motor, wash the filter and leave it in the garage until spring. I cover the top with boards and film. It is easier to pour out the water and cover it with a film, securing the edges with stones and boards. If there are no boards, you can put plastic bottles of 1,5 l with sand into the water, then ice will not break the walls of the pond too.
Epilogue about the plates
Of these, we made low fences throughout the site, having painted it green (photo 3-4). Framed old buckets for petunia and other flowers. Currant and gooseberry supports were used to cover the roses. We have frosts in the winter for -30 °, but roses tolerate them well under such a shelter. Inside the dry land is covered (photo 5). In spring, I take shelter, dry it, process it with a solution of copper sulfate and clean the structure until autumn.
In general, you can do a lot of things by turning on the fantasy (photo 6-7).
Good luck to you, dear gardeners and gardeners!
© Author: Valentina Vladimirova RYZHIKOVA. Orenburg
BRATIAN BRANDY WITH YOUR OWN HANDS
Brotherly, because I am sharing with you fraternally.
Nothing should disappear on the farm, and often there are billet preserves. We put Braga, then overtake. I have a brochure: 148 recipes for brewing, processes, devices, cleaning. On sale now you can find various literature on
this issue is not a problem. On a three-liter can of moonshine I take 3 Art. l dry tea, 3 Art. l sugar, 3 bay leaf, 1 lemon or 1 / 2 tsp. citric acid, 1 / 2 tsp. vanilla (or on the tip of a knife).
Compote zucchini with quince
I put the prepared three-liter jar half a liter of zucchini, cut into cubes, and the same Japanese quince (previously freed from the seeds).
Pour boiling syrup: water + a glass of sugar. Roll up - and under a fur coat.
Quince is good for the stomach and reduces excess weight.
© Author: Valentina Arefyevna RODIONOVA, the city of Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod Region.
COMPOUND CONVEYOR OWN HANDS
How to make compost, everyone knows. Much has already been written about this, but not everyone knows how to arrange a compost conveyor. Meanwhile, everything is very simple.
The box is better to make metal. The height of the 40 cm is sufficient, and other sizes will depend on the amount of material. The box is divided into three sections by two partitions. The two extreme sections are the same, and the average is two times less.
In the first year the first section is filled, and as the filling is completed, additional removable sides are installed. In the second year, the third section is filled. With an increase in the volume of contents in the third section and a decrease (due to decay) in the first, the beads are transferred from the first to the third section. In the third year in the spring, the almost ready-made compost from the first section is transferred to the second and mixed with ash, dolomite flour (for deoxidation) and ripens there until the next spring. And the first section is again filled with fresh material.
In the photo the beginning of summer, ready humus from the second section has already been used, and in its place compost from the third section has been transferred. The main thing: compost should definitely sift! I do it this way: I put a trough in the second section, put two buckets into it and sieve all the humus with a sieve.
Wireworm larvae come across rarely, and for the larvae of the cockchafer the compost heap is a favorite habitat. The sieve (see photo) is made of wood or woven metal mesh with a 5 cell clearance in mm. Size - who is comfortable for work.
© Author: Mikhail G. NIKISHIN, Bryansk
Bottle curb do it yourself
I really like the curb (fence) of plastic bottles. Plastic I have a lot of things done in the country - little animals, flowerpots, pots, etc.
Bottles of the same size are required for collection.
They cut the bottom (see figure), then they are connected in two places for the fortress fence. Painted automotive spray paint fence dug in and filled with earth. In such "pots" it is good to plant undersized flowers - ageratum, marigolds, and moss looks good.
The advantages of this fence: durability, stability, beauty.
© Author: Julia MIKHAILOVA
On the advice of readers
I really liked the way Mittlayder landing. Now, potatoes, strawberries, carrots, beets, chernushka, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cabbage - all so planted. The result is water savings during irrigation, and most importantly - water and fertilizing go specifically at the root. On eggplants I put cut bottles on both sides. Very good! Colorado beetle is not in sight.
I plant cucumbers in eggshells about 10 days before planting in open ground. I put the shell on the palm and with a thin awl I make holes in it. Sometimes, it happens, it will crack, and the puncture will become large, so what? I make three such punctures.
I pour in the finished wet earth, put a seed in it, cover it with earth and put it in egg trays. While the seeds are germinating, I dig a trench in the garden, fertilize it, set the arches and cover with a film. I cover the film on all sides with earth so as not to be blown away by the wind, and the earth is warming.
In 10 days, the cucumbers will germinate and a leaf will appear. Then I open one side of the film and plant cucumbers along with the shell. When landing in the ground, the shell should be slightly crushed to make it easier for the roots to break through. And we plant corn between the greens. And again we cover with a film - until the return frosts pass, and the corn then protects them from the heat. Watermelons and melons are planted in the same way, only the seeds are put in the ground.
Bump in a circle
I make hollows in the ground, fertilize with humus, and in a circle - a side of the ground, plant two seeds in a hole and cover with glass on top. It turns out a little greenhouse.
How does hazel blossom?
Soot cabbage with marigolds, but only with tall ones - it helps from the butterfly.
She also brought strawberries and hazel from the forest and planted them in the garden. Everything grows well, already and nuts peeled. Someone wrote that he did not know how hazel blossoms. Earrings on it for pollination of flowers, and flowers - take a closer look - on the buds reds like tassels.
In the summer to fight them hard. They get out at night and go to their shelters by morning: they are afraid of the heat. But somewhere from mid-September until the frost there is no heat, and they are expanse: in the mornings they are in no hurry to hide and at this time they are being trapped. In a liter jar pour some water and add salt. I take a spoon in one hand, another in a wand, with which I scoop slugs in a spoon (it is disgusting to take hands), then I throw them in salted water. There they die. Last fall, their number significantly decreased, and the horror that was happening!
Sunflowers for birds
I sow sunflowers so that in winter there is something to feed the birds. I protect against sparrows by tying vegetable nets. If you wear a regular mesh, then through the holes they will still peck.
Bird feeders made it this way: she cut out windows in a three-liter bottle, put a wand so that there was something to sit on, and tied it with a string. On sharp edges I made notches, bent them and taped them with adhesive tape. And in another bottle I inserted a nail 100 mm, and I put fat on it (sorry for drawing, I'm not an artist).
I also remembered one case. From early potatoes, I plant Minerva and Riviera. I try to plant carefully so that the shoots do not break off. But somehow one sprout of the Riviera broke off - I thrust it into the pot, and it began to grow there. Then I transplanted him into the garden. As a result, grew a bush that was no different from those that I planted tubers.
Nine good potatoes grew in it.
In the cellar it often happens that small young nodules grow on potatoes. I tear them off and stand along with planting material for germination of sprouts, and small ones turn green at the same time. These small ones I plant separately, and from them grows normal potatoes, which I leave for planting material.
Oh, probably enough, but that went to the memories, and the place in the magazine is not enough, if you write everything.
I love you all and respect, I wish you all good, and disputes between us so as not to arise!
© Author: Lydia. Cherkasy
Hops-suneli from the garden
I will share my advice with my dear fellow gardeners as I made my hop-suneli seasoning.
When pulling carrots, drew attention to the aroma of her young tops. I rinsed it in clean water, dried it in the shade on a towel.
Then narwhal mint leaves, lemon balm, currant, thyme (it grows in my garden), gathered nasturtium flowers, marigolds, peony petals, leaves and green young inflorescences of dill, parsley leaves, celery, basil, ripe dill seeds, celery and coriander.
I dried the seeds and crushed the tolkushkoy, dried grass and petals ground in my hands. All mixed and poured into an opaque jar with a lid, so that the aroma is not exhaled.
Here you have ready seasoning for fish, meat, chicken, soup!
© Author: Anna M. TROPINA, Barnaul
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