Tweaking Your Backyard Garden Pond

A backyard garden pond is not just for rich individuals. Nowadays, even the simplest homeowner can make their own backyard garden pond as luxurious as the any wealthy estate. Once you get your backyard garden pond set up, it will provide both fun and enjoyment. It also provides a dwelling place for the fish, wildlife, live aquatic plants and flowers. It is a relaxing hobby that not only provides relaxation but appreciation of Mother Nature as well.

Plan Ahead

Building your own backyard garden pond may not be extremely difficult, but thorough planning should be considered during water garden construction. The hardest part in building water garden ponds is digging the hole. It all depends on what type of soil your region has. This determines how easy or how strenuous the digging part would be. The size and shape of the pond depends on your preferences. It can be a small, preformed water pond or one that needs a fish pond liner that can hold up to seven thousand gallons of water.


Consider the location of your pond. Where would it be best seen? Picture yourself sitting outside. What location grabs your eye the most? Consider these important elements. Is the water source situated nearby? Is your pond’s location a flat area? Is an electrical supply available? Keep in mind that these are just some of the questions that need to be answered.


Building a backyard garden pond of any size requires a complete set of tools. In water garden construction, one must need a water pump, a UV filter, a pond filter, and some pond plants among others. Additional must haves are the following: a fish pond liner of appropriate size, an air diffuser, pond lights, a skimmer, the aquatic animals, and fish food.


Another thing to consider in water garden construction is the cost. Initially, constructing and maintaining the pond could be quite expensive, that is with out a doubt. But there are now cheaper do it yourself backyard ponds kits available in the market. Once it is finished, the enjoyment it brings is well worth it. Another plus for the backyard garden pond is that it turns an oh-so-boring piece of land into a place of beauty. It works best if you have the proper landscape to go with your pond. Make your pond the centerpiece of your back yard. However, because of too many do-it-yourself homeowners, they usually make mistakes. Following these guidelines may help you avoid the pitfalls of do it yourself backyard pond disasters.

Initially, it is important to incorporate your pond into the current landscape of your backyard. This works best for amateur landscapers who just want to get right down to work. Do not let your pond detract the beauty of your yard. Make it fit so that your pond will not feel out of place.

To Sum It Up

Integrate your water garden design into your landscape. Do not make it lavish if you have a very simple backyard. Take time to choose the design that will flatter the overall landscape. Secondly, think of the essential requirements of a pond. Do not place your pond in complete shade since this will hamper the amount of sunlight your pond gets. Aquatic animals and plants need ample amount of the warmth of the sun. Finally, size does matter. Plan the size of your pond. Do not house too many fish in a small pond. Experiment with a variety of live aquatic plants. A backyard water garden will provide luster and relaxation to your yard as well as increase your property’s value. Make your backyard more attractive and enjoyable by adding a backyard garden pond.

Kali Winters is gardening enthusiast and author who spends much of her time teaching others how to setup and maintain beautiful, amazing gardens. Her latest book, “Holistic Herbs~A Beginners Guide to Herbal Gardening” is available Here! There you will find one of 12 free bonus books on Building a Backyard Pond….with instructions and pictures to help!

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