What Tools Do You Need to Hire When Creating a Pond?

So, you’ve been looking out your window for years thinking “what can I do to spruce my garden up?” Well, one great way to give your garden a slightly different feel is to build a pond.


Adding a pond to your garden is a great way to offer something a little bit different from grass and flowers and it’s also great for wildlife (not to mention less mowing).

Building a pond for your garden is a perfectly reasonable DIY project to take on yourself, but you might want to look at hiring a few tools before you get started.

A Turf Cutter


If your pond is quite big then you’re going to find it hard going digging up your turf with a shovel and fork. A much easier way to go about it is by hiring a turf cutter to get you speeding through this part of the process.

You can easily hire a turf cutter from a local construction tools specialist and it’s going to make your life so much easier.

If you want it done right, it’s best to make sure you've got the right equipment.

Lifting and Shifting Equipment


Depending on how big your pond is and where you’re placing it, you might have a lot of shifting to do, and you might want something a little more heavy-duty than your trusty wheelbarrow.

If your pond is going to be fairly large and deep, then there will be a lot of earth that you need to shift and having the right equipment can be a life-saver.

If you’re removing slabs to make space for your pond as well, then the right moving equipment is essential. It might seem like a small detail, but your back will thank you if you have the right lifting and shifting equipment.

A Digger


Again, if you’re building a particularly big pond, you might want to hire some equipment to help you dig out the area. For smaller projects, your shovel should be more than enough to get the job done, but at a certain size, you will want a small digger to help you out.

You can skip the turf cutter and go for some slightly bigger equipment by hiring a small digger to speed up the process. You will find that your construction tools specialist has a wide variety of diggers to meet your needs, and this will allow you to complete your pond without breaking your back moving tons of soil.

A Fun Project

Building a pond is a great DIY project that you don’t need too many tools or materials to complete. If it’s a small pond you’re working on, then it’s likely you have most of the tools you need at home already and even if you don’t, they’re easy to rent from a specialist store.

If you’re being ambitious and going for something a little bit bigger then you can always hire the tools that you need to get the job done. With some hard work and vision, you can transform your garden and add a little extra to it.

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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