A backyard pond can add a great deal of charm and appeal to your garden, but good planning is essential. So if you want a pond, here’s some advice that will help you plan something that will meet your needs and your dreams. It will also be something you can enjoy and be proud of.
A well thought out and creatively designed pond can transform the dullest and most dreary part of any yard, but you do need to have some direction to make it work. A good place to start is with a dealer who stocks fish pond supplies as well as books and leaflets that will give you some good ideas. Another good starting point is to study some basic, but well-established design conventions.
The benefit of using books and other printed matter for ideas is huge. Most of us find it really difficult to imagine what something is going to look like including a backyard pond. But by looking at pictures and reading interesting descriptions, we can uncover inspirations that will take us to a whole new level. Photographs are the best, although publications with drawings and plans are also really helpful. If your favorite fish pond supplier doesn’t have what you want, then you can either look at current magazines, or at books for sale or those in your local library. Some Internet sites also feature photographs.
Mother Nature is a great teacher and if you pay attention to the way water appears in nature you will learn a great deal. At the very least you will learn that a natural pond will be formed at a low point in the garden. Following through from this, you will realize that to make your pond appear perfectly natural, you will need to locate it at a low point in your yard. If you want a waterfall, look at those in nature. If you want a trickling stream, watch how it forms naturally. If you want a pond, look no further than one that forms after heavy rain. You don’t have to slavishly copy what you see in nature, but it should give you some really good ideas for your new backyard fish pond.