There are several options to create your own small water garden. One of the best options is to use a garden hose and possibly a sprinkler or a pool pump for water source. This way, you can be sure that all the water is out of the container you’re growing in. You will not have to worry about overflow when you grow plants.
There are some other types of designs that you can think about for your small water garden. These options are more budget friendly, although they can be very beneficial. One of these is making use of a shallow pot that has a drainage hole. This type of design is quite inexpensive because there is only one bottom.
With this type of design, you just need to make sure that the pot itself is wide enough to contain all the plant material. As the roots of the plants will grow upward, you don’t want to get any roots in between the pot and the drainage hole. If you do, you might get rid of some of the roots and the plant won’t be able to get enough oxygen to grow properly.
If you’re trying to make use of a larger root system, you will need to take this into consideration. So, you can either narrow down the options or increase the size of the holes in the bottom of the container. In this case, you need to ensure that the drainage holes will be sufficient to allow the water to escape. For this to happen, you will need to add a plastic lid to the container.
Then, all you need to do is carefully place the container in the back of a truck or a semi-trailer and place it on a flat surface in the middle of a road, or in some other public place where it will get plenty of sunlight. And then, in the afternoon, the sun will be bright enough to evenly distribute the sunlight on the whole container so that you won’t be bothered by the rays of the sun.
Aside from the fact that it can be quite handy if you can use a bigger and more expensive water garden, another advantage to this type of design is that you will be able to determine exactly how much water to allow the plants. This will give you the opportunity to plan on the growth of the plants so that you won’t have to place the container in an uncomfortable place, making the plants uncomfortable.
Other than these advantages, you will also notice that if you create a small water garden, you will not be taking up a lot of space in your garden. It is possible that the space you would be using would be an area that you had not intended to place a garden. Just in case you have plans to expand your garden later, you can also consider using a big container as a filler.