When it comes down to the very basics of a pond, it may seem to be nothing more than a big puddle, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! There are many ways in which a garden pond can help enhance the look of your landscaping, adding unique features which can be both aesthetically pleasing and practical. While ponds can be a bit difficult to build, hiring a professional can create easy installation that is done properly and ensures a long-lasting fixture. Before making that call, though, consider these ways in which your pond can add even more to your garden.
1. Unique Pond Flora
From waterlilies to mosaic plants, a garden pond can be a part of the garden itself with a wide variety of plants and flowers only grown near or on water. This means you’ll be able to add more colors and textures to your garden that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to.
2. Water features
Water has its own unique aesthetic that is both beautiful and mystifying, which can be said even more so for running water. Water features such as waterfalls and fountains bring life and movement to your garden pond, creating beautiful refractions of light and splashes of water.
3. Pond Fish
Koi Carp, Sunfish, Ides, Minnows, Goldfish and more are all suitable pond fish and are available in different shapes and colors. They bring life and movement to your garden, as well as healthy waters for your pond, which can help fertilize the plants.
4. Different Sizes and Shapes
A garden pond doesn’t need to be limited to a simple circle in the middle of your yard. With flexible rubber lining, you’re open to any shape or size imaginable, giving you the freedom to accentuate certain parts of your garden while keeping the water away from walkways and busy areas.
If you prefer the idea of a larger pond, perhaps you would also like to add a bridge in order to keep more walkways open. This can add a beautiful touch to your yard, perhaps even extending or matching a deck or other patio feature which you already have.