Tire Pond Do It Yourself
DIY Tire Pond
DIY Tire ponds remind me of warmer days, beautiful blue skies, summer vacations, warm summer or spring temperatures and beautiful days, making it easy to be attracted to outdoor activities in your backyard. You probably wanting to entertain, hang out, have outdoor barbecues, or just sit outside to read a book. Are you short on space? Do you know that a small area can go a long way? Are you on a tight budget? No problem. Follow these easy to make, and inexpensive ideas. These easy to make DIY tire pond can work for any spot that you have plans for beautifying including, terraces, yards, patios and or porches. Best yet, these ponds use old tires, so “recycling” the tires also helps our environment.
Here is a fun outdoor activity to try. Fantastic idea for decorating your yard. It is simple enough to make and not expensive. Roll up your sleeves and get started!!
Start by getting a large tire and digging a hole big enough to fit the tire.
Take your tire and cut the sidewalls, you can skip this step but the best advice is to cut it.
Next, ensure the surface is smooth and place your tire in the hole you dug. You can use a small knife or saw to do this step.
Place the plastic covering over and around the tire snuggly, be sure to cover all openings. This will be what seals the water. Be sure that there are no objects with sharp edges on the ground or the tire you are about to lay it on.
Fill your pond with water, be careful not to overfill.
Add any decorative stones, or other objects around your pond to cover the tire.
Now you can add a water pump, filter, and other necessities. It is even better if you wish to add some fish. If not, you are now finished! See how easy that was!
Here’s another way to make the DIY Tire Pond:
If you want to enhance the aesthetics of your garden, creating a tire pond can a great idea. It can even help in increasing a site’s pest management feature. Moreover, it is a fun way to recycle your old tire. Tire ponds are a feature in your garden that you can make, and that can enhance the overall aesthetics and also, build an integrated pest management of a property. By inviting biodiversity into the site, you can make the system more resilient and attractive which DIY tire ponds accomplish so well. Below are the steps you need to do to create your very own pond. Most importantly, it is a fun way to help our ecological system by that re-use of an old tire. When completed you will have your own personalized do it yourself pond. If you have space in your garden, this idea is one worth trying. You will feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment when done.
Here are some steps that you need to follow to make your small decorative pond:
A hole needs to be dug in the ground first and should be the same size as that of the old tire.
You should ensure that the tire is fitted perfectly in that hole.
Pad the inside sides of your tire by using nylon and fix all those nylon’s parts that are visible on the outer side of your tire.
Your next step would be using water for filling the hole you made earlier. You can get it filled by using a flexible tube inside that hole.
As a side note:
Tire recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tires that are no longer suitable for use on our vehicles or our roads due to wear and tear or irreparable damage (such as punctures) or road hazards. Tires are among our greatest and most problematic sources of waste in our country. Mainly because of the huge volume of tires produced, their durability, and the fact they contain many components that are not sound ecological. It is estimated that almost 259 million tires are discarded annually. The same characteristics that make waste tires problematic, their availability, bulk, and resilience, also make them attractive targets for recycling. Tires are also recycled for use on basketball courts and new shoe products. Tires are made to be highly durable and weatherproof, which causes mass landfill space to be used, as tires are non-biodegradable.
Other practical uses for old tires in your backyard or garden include; DIY garden beds or ponds (as shown above), tire swings, mulch and animal feeders. We can use recycled tires for playground cover, for building materials, for erosion control and even as an alternative fuel source. A company called EcoBorder has even figured out how to utilize scrap tires to make garden hedging. Tires are one of the worst landfills malefactors due to their strong composition and their sheer volume. Many landfills are limiting the number of tires they accept. Luckily for the environment, tire recycling is becoming more popular with old tire being recycles into asphalt, shoes, basketball courts, snow sleds in winter, rubber swings for summer, sustainable fine art, sustainable furniture, jewelry and accessories, and recycle apparel. Inspired by the work of primatologist Jane Goodall, it and even art. A creative artist we know has been making money by reusing scrap bicycle tires by turning them into jewelry.
Management promoted methods for dealing with municipal solid waste are waste prevention, recycling, and followed by incineration for energy recovery, and lastly, and sadly, land disposal. For tires, retreading is a form of recycling and waste prevention. Retreading saves valuable natural resources. Recycling also conserves natural materials. For example, using ground rubber in asphalt and other products saves using new resources. In these cases, recycling makes good economic sense. In conclusion, DIY tire ponds are a wonderful and creative way to decorate your backyard, and at the same time, you doing a small part of saving our planet by recycling.