A Landscape Masterpiece

A backyard pond is the kind of structure that can turn

your average backyard into a landscape masterpiece.

The pond is sometimes considered to be the centerpiece

of a yard. As the variety of inexpensive kits

increases in the gardening market, backyard ponds have

become popular to the public. Backyard ponds were a

luxury for only those who could afford it in the past.

However, with the current facilities available and

some effort from the home owners, building that

perfect backyard pond has become a luxury for all.

Unfortunately, in the rush of home owners to integrate

ponds into their home landscaping, several do-it

yourselfers have made mistakes. Building a pond is not

as easy as the market has made it to be. There are

several important factors to take into account before

and during the construction of the pond. The following

are some guidelines on how to build that perfect the

smart way. Remembering these key points will help in

reducing those mistakes that do-it yourselfers usually


Tips and Tricks

First, let your backyard decide. The first question

that comes to mind is where to make the pond? In most

cases, home owners just find an open spot in their

yard and immediately start working. The result? Still

your own plain backyard with a pond. Home owners have

to integrate the pond into their existing landscape.

The pond will fail to compliment the overall design

and feel of the property. In situations like these,

the presence of a pond can actually diminish the

beauty of a home landscape

When considering in constructing a pond, take the time

to pick out a design and suitable spot that will

flatter the over all design of the yard. Don’t just

simply grab that shovel and dig on the first spot you

can find. Do a little research and if you still feel

that your own judgment and unique design is not

enough, ask some friends or your family members to

help you out. Remember two heads are better than one.

Second, consider the elements of your backyard. If you

are considering on breeding fishes, you may want to

rethink about placing that pond in a shaded area.

Warmth is an important element in maintaining fish

population. If the pond is placed near a tree, you may

find yourself in a position where you are constantly

cleaning leaves off the pond. The environment

surrounding your backyard will have a great impact on

the appearance and maintenance of the pond.

Lastly, size does matter. You need to make sure that

the size of the pond will meet your goals. Some may

build a small pond and place a variety of aquatic

plants and animals only to find out that the pond

cannot satisfy the necessities of the plants and

fishes. Another thing to consider carefully is the

depth of the pond. This is especially true for

landscapes in colder climates and ponds containing

fish. If the pond is built too shallow, it could

freeze completely. Proper depth should also be

considered when talking about size.

Building a backyard pond in you home can definitely

make it more attractive. It is a great way of making

out door living more colorful and enjoyable. If built

correctly, it can add a certain luster to the beauty

of a property and can raise the property’s value.

However, if done poorly, your backyard pond can be