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Tips When Building a Small Garden Pond

by admin on March 27, 2011

Although landscaping can help a great deal in making your garden more beautiful to look at, there are times when your yard needs that something extra to liven it up. This is a common problem for those who have a large garden. Even if it is already filled with a variety of beautiful plants, sometimes this is still not enough. This is where garden ponds come into the picture. Some people fill the space with a nice backyard garden pond in order to make their garden even more attractive.

If you are planning to install a pond there are some things that you have to know first. Here are some tips when incorporating small garden ponds in your landscape design:

•    Plan carefully ahead of time so you know what you are going to build. If you have a detailed plan, put it in blueprint form as it this will give you a guide to follow. If you don’t have any idea what your garden pond should look like you can search on the internet for samples or you can ask a professional landscape architect to make the plans for you.

•    Know what kind of pond you are going to build. There are basically two kinds of ponds: recessed ponds and above-the-ground ponds. Although both will need equal amounts of cement, the recessed pond usually is more expensive as you still have to pay for the digging.

•    Know what your budget is. If you have a set budget you will be better able to avoid getting carried away as you begin your design. This way you can control your finances and you will be able to choose your materials wisely.

•    If you are planning to add some decorations to the pond, such as fountains or water walls, you should plan it out before the actual building of the pond so that it can be incorporated in the design. It will be a lot harder to modify your garden pond if it is already 3/4 of the way finished.

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