A garden pond can create a tranquil oasis in your backyard that complements the plants and flowers you have growing in your outdoor living space year-round. Our talented team from Just Pondering can install your new garden pond, and we want to share our top tips for designing your perfect pond:
- Choose a size—When designing your garden pond, figure out how large you want it to be. In our experience, most homeowners regret not making their ponds bigger, so if unsure, go with a larger pond if possible.
- Consider the depth—Even if you are not building a huge pond, make sure it is deep enough. If your pond is too shallow, the water will get hot in the summer and potentially freeze over in the winter.
- Pick the right spot—Avoid putting your new pond in a part of your yard with heavy shade. We often suggest putting ponds at the edge of a deck or patio, so that you can enjoy your water feature while sitting nearby.
- Plan for additional features—Think about what features you want to add with your pond upon installation or in the future. Some of these may include a waterfall, lighting, a fountain, or new landscaping.