How to Cement Stones Around Your Pond

I’ve had my water feature in my backyard for about a year now, and I love it.  I love it so much that I want to make it permanent. Let me show you how…

I have an 80 pound bag of Quikrete which is sort of an “instant” concrete mixture.  As you see, I already had some nice natural stones around my pond, but they weren’t permanent, until now.

I’m going to mix half of the bag, which should be plenty for what I am doing. The test to see if your concrete mixture has the correct texture, it should look like mine; thick enough to stay on the trowel, without dripping onto my hands.

When working with this concrete, you have to work quickly. You also have to make sure that you don’t add too much cement, but just enough to smooth it in between the rocks. It will cure within 7 days.  And in that short period, your landscape goes from simply an idea to a permanent fixture.

As you see, this didn’t take long but the effect will last a very long time. Just to make sure the garden has the total effect, I have to turn on my pump and make sure my frog is still working.

And it is!