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We love to see ponds in people’s backyards but when you do your homework on the process, it can be a turn-off. There is a lot of work that goes into them.

Yes, you can hire someone who will do it for you but this is very expensive. That’s why so many people are looking to do it themselves. This is not as appealing as you would think, though.

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No, we are not referring to ponds that are safe for swimming. We are referring to ponds that are designed for decorative purposes. They are a great feature for those who are looking to add a little pizzazz to their gardens as well. Did you know that these ponds can be created within a few days? All you need is some cement and an umbrella.

To get started, you will need to get an umbrella that is in the best possible condition. Take the umbrella and place it upside down inside a container that has been packed full of dirt. This ensures maximum security. Mix the sand and cement next. Add some water and mix it up again. Take the cement mixture you have created and place it inside the bottom of the umbrella.

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Give the cement 24 hours to dry. Cut up some wire mesh and place it inside the umbrella. Zip-tie the wire to the mesh, cut a hole in the umbrella’s handle, mix up more cement and add it to the umbrella. The entire inside of the umbrella should be covered with a thin layer of cement.

It is really that easy. We were stunned when we saw them pouring the cement inside the umbrella at first. As it turns out, there was a method to the madness.

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Once the thin layer of cement has been applied, use cement to arrange rocks inside the umbrella and stick them together. Give it another 24 hours to dry, paint the cement and rocks and slice the top of the handle off. Get a second umbrella that is smaller, slice the handle off and place it inside the larger one. You are now ready to create the pond.

To find out more about this process and how easily it can be completed, please be sure to check out the following video. It is an absolute must-watch!