Adding a pond to your garden could enhance the space in ways that you can’t imagine. There’s something about having a pond in your backyard that gives the space that little something extra, which is why most professionally landscaped gardens have a pond in them, to help enhance the ambiance and atmosphere of the space.
If you’ve decided that your garden is large enough to house a pond, then the chances are that you’re in need of a little help getting to grips with the process of installing a pond, and also how to take care of a pond and all of its inhabitants. You may also be in need of a little inspiration when it comes to the size and shape of your pond, as well as where to situate it in your garden.
The following tips, ideas, and pieces of advice will help you to get to grips with the process of adding a pond to your garden, looking after it, and choosing what design to opt for.
There are various pond designs and styles to choose from, so selecting the one that’s a perfect fit for your garden can be a struggle. The best thing to do is to use photo sharing sites like Pinterest to get inspired – by looking at what other people have chosen to do with their ponds; you should be able to get some ideas. From rockery ponds to swimming ponds, you can see plenty of ideas online. So by taking the time to have a browse, you’re sure to be able to get some suitable ideas for your own back garden.
Choosing a type of pond
There are a lot of different pond types, so choosing just one can be a little difficult. The most popular ponds are nature ponds, fountain ponds, waterfall ponds, and fish ponds – normally goldfish or koi ponds. When it comes to choosing the perfect type of pond for your back garden, it depends on a range of factors from your budget to the size of your garden and the amount of space you have for your pond. For small gardens, a nature pond, goldfish pond, or fountain or waterfall pond tends to work well, whereas a koi pond does not as koi tend to need a lot of space to grow, whereas goldfish do not. For a small budget, a fishpond isn’t necessarily a good idea, as for a fishpond to be successful you need all sorts of equipment, and this can be expensive. To get an idea of how much things like oxygen pumps and pond covers cost, browsing ranges like the Oase range online is a good idea. Tot up the total costs of creating a fishpond will cost, from the price of the liner to the cost of the fish themselves, to see if a fishpond is affordable for you.
Looking after your pond
When it comes to having a pond incorporated into your garden, it’s important that you understand how to look after it properly. When a pond isn’t looked after properly, the water can turn stagnant and begin to smell, which isn’t what you want from a garden pond. Each pond type requires different care, which is why it’s worth taking the time to read up on the type of pond that you plan on installing and how to take care of it. From water care to looking after the pond’s inhabitants, if you’re going to have a pond in your garden, you need to know how to look after it.
A pond can make a beautiful addition to any garden; it’s just a case of ensuring that you have the space, time, and money for it, and also that you know how to look after it properly.