Garden Ponds This website contains facts and information about a garden pond, in addition to articles on a range of other patio and landscaping accessories, furniture, designs and pictures. Please read below for information about ponds, or navigate back to our Index page for details on patio chairs, tables, seats, benches, covers, umbrellas, lighting, water features and much, much more!
Garden Water Pond
Information about garden pond!
Use water for a natural looking design
Designs and ideas for ponds
Considerations on size, shape and style
Different types of garden pond, accessories and kits
Fish and fountains to compliment your outdoor pond
Water Garden Pond A garden pond is a great attribute to any yard! They are great to use in design, fun for children and adults, can help attract wildlife and allow you to grow a variety of water plants for a natural looking landscape. All of this, in addition to keeping and maintaining a variety of fish (such as Koi) and other aquatic animals makes garden pond an appealing addition to the family home. A pond could even add value to the property if designed and constructed in an aesthetically pleasing way. There are lots of pictures and designs online that will give you inspiration and ideas should you need them. Watch our short video below for an example of a simple yet effective patio garden pond!
Garden Pond Safety If you are looking to build your own patio pond, you may want to consider the size, the shape (round or square), what you plan on having in the pond, accessibility, maintenance and cost. The positioning of ponds may also be a key factor if you are planning to use certain plants (which may need full/partial sun). Safety with ponds is also important, certainly if you have young children or pets. If you plan to have lots of fish, then you’ll also want to consider protection from predators such as herons, foxes and a whole host of other pests that love to raid ponds! There are many different covers, metal grids and mesh available for lying over ponds to prevent people falling in and animals accessing the fish (as well as keeping leaves and other debris out).
Garden Pond Fish A garden pond could add texture and tranquillity to any exterior space. Fish and plants will add a variety of colours and the water will provide reflections of trees, shrubs and ornamental pieces. A garden pond could also be used in conjunction with waterfalls or garden fountains, which offer constant flowing water and focal points. The sound of a pond trickling water and the sight of fish swimming can help create a relaxing and appealing ambience in your yard, as well as make the landscape appear more natural and less rigid.
Make a Garden Pond There are many choices when it comes to a pond. They can be square, rectangular, round or undulating to fit the design of the garden, flower beds and arrangement of nearby trees or shrubs. Small ponds may be more suitable for restricted and little gardens, whereas a larger garden could be better suited to a more sizeable design. Construction and installation of ponds can range in simplicity also. Some types of pond are built with multiple levels, with elevations and waterfalls, and others are one level and simple. A garden pond can be built at home without the assistance of professional help or you could pay to get an expert in to help. If you do buy one of the DIY ponds from your local garden centre be sure to read the instructions of the kit carefully before starting.
Garden Pond Upkeep Ponds do require regular maintenance and it is also helpful to have a basic understanding of how they work. This will position you better should something become faulty or if you want to change/adapt any part in the future. Knowledge of the ponds water conditioners, how often the water will need changing, pumps, recycling the water for nearby plants, the electricity supply and suitable cleaning products will all help with the running and maintaining of a pond. Knowing how thick the base is and what lining you have in there may also prevent accidents happening in the future.
Garden Pond Thousands of people search to find out about ponds and ideas for their gardens. Build a piece of paradise on your own door step! We hope that you have found this website a useful guide to a garden pond and suitable products and designs. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you have plans to build a garden pond in your landscape design or simply purchase some products and accessories. Both men and women young and old love to create their own gardens, grow their own plants and have a place to relax and entertain friends. Use the space to design a unique and personalised space, sit back and relax!
Garden Pond with Waterfall
Information about garden pond!
Create natural views with water fountains and channels
Basic ideas for the novice gardener
Accessories - filter, pump, lining, fish for your garden pond
Buy liner and kits for the outdoor pond
Water plants and ornaments
Furniture for the patio garden. Sit and enjoy the landscape