Water ponds are one of the most favorite and value adding landscaping feature in any garden. Not just kids but adults too enjoy the presence of a pond in the garden. A landscaping pond however is not just a collection of water or a reservoir. A pond has it’s own life and ecosystem that keeps it intact and beautiful to serve the entire surrounding area.
Constructing and maintaining a pond in the landscaping garden is not difficult, as it seems. If you are overwhelmed by the complexity of a pond and it’s entire beauty, then I am going to show you some easy ways to design and construct a pond. So let’s get started.
The first and the most important step is to decide the location of your pond in your garden. Many people screw up this and when the pond pit is complete they realize that something has gone wrong. It becomes a complete waste of time and money. The location of pond highly depends on the type of pond you are looking to build. If you are not sure about the kind of pond you will be building a good place to start is some landscaping magazines or the Internet. You will find plenty of places where ponds have been built so that you get an idea of what you want in your own home landscaping garden.
Once you start looking closely many questions will need to be answered such as where does the water come from? What is the overall quantity of water needed for the kind of pond you want to build? This is a important step because if you don’t have enough water supply to maintain it to keep your pond filled in for the entire year then the pond can greatly reduce the value of you landscaping garden.
Imagine the pond with nothing but an empty pit and you’ll get an idea how awful it looks. So it makes sense to find out what it takes to keep you pond flooded with water all time of the year.
The next step is to find out whether you will be circulating the water or keep it static. Water circulation has many benefits such as creating rock gardens or small sized waterfalls for adding extra beauty in the garden. Circulation if water requires electrically driven water pump so that water can be driven at some high altitude and thrown down from that level into the pond.
You will also require finding out what it takes financially to maintain the pond in your garden. If you don’t want to do it yourself you can hire an agency do it for you. It is advisable to learn about these services (preferably) in you local area so you can cut down on cost.
You can even add fish to your pond so that it becomes a beautiful and recreational place for kids. These are just a few points that you will have to go through in detail before you start the actual building process of the pond in your garden.
Planning of every possible detail in your garden is a sure shot way to save money and time. One thing you should always remember while designing a pond is that a pond has it’s own life cycle.
When you say that you have designed a pond, all you are doing is to create the opportunity for natural resources to show their magic in your garden. So don’t interfere too much and “mother nature” will take care of most of the things. What you can do instead is plan the basics and let it grow naturally.
For example if you want aquatic plants in your pond such a lotus or water lilies. Simply plant one plant and let it spread on it’s own so that the plant finds it’s growing environment easily in the pond itself.
In this way it is not difficult to build a pond in the garden if you follow simple instruction and most importantly plan everything in advance.
This was just a short overview of what necessary planning must be made before you start out. I hope with careful planning you will soon see a beautiful pond in your own home yard.