The design process needs to be carefully planned out and executed with precision to make sure that the finished product is as beautiful as you imagined it when you first started your project. In this article we will discuss 7 steps that will help ensure that your new garden pond is a success!
So you’ve decided you’d like to add a pond to your garden. Here’s what you should keep in mind:
Tip number one: Know your climate
If you live in an area with cold winters, it’s important to know that winter temperatures can freeze a pond solid. If this is the case where you are then plan on draining and covering your pond during the colder months of the year. Aquatic plants will be fine because some species have evolved to survive freezing conditions and others can simply grow back after refreezing happens (just like other perennial plants). But if there are any fish living in your current or future garden pond, they’ll need someplace warmer to go for those few weeks when their home freezes over!
Tip number two: The shape of your garden matters too
Just like the other features in your garden (e.g. paths, fences), the shape of your new water feature should be carefully considered before installation. A circular shaped pool is perfect for those who love the idea of having a mirror-like surface, but it’s also good to remember that if you plan on planting aquatic plants in your pond then circular shapes will limit access for them.
A rectangular shaped pool is ideal as there are no obstacles or barriers preventing plant growth at any point and they can grow well around corners into all areas including the space between two walls. This shape will also fit nicely with other garden features such as pathways and seating areas!
Tip number three: What type of water feature would suit my needs best?
One more thing to think about before designing your new garden pond is choosing what style of water feature might work best for you depending upon how much time and energy you want to spend maintaining it.
Tip number four: Remember the plants!
In most cases, a garden pond is constructed of rocks and water. But in order to make this feature really stand out you’ll want to plant some blooming aquatic flowers around it for contrast.
Tip number five: Get creative with your design!
Think outside the box regarding what kind of design will work best for where your new garden pond should go. It’s important that you take into consideration factors such as sun exposure since many plants won’t grow well if they are shaded all day long or perpetually underwater; whichever way suits your style and needs better!
Tip number six: Consider drainage and filtration options.
It is important to have a plan in place for how your new garden pond will be drained and filtered, as well as where the water will go when it leaves the area. If you are designing an above ground pond that doesn’t connect to any other areas of your yard or home, then you’ll want to make sure there’s some kind of system in place so that algae growth does not overrun your little oasis!
Tip number seven: Consider lighting needs.
If you’re thinking about installing underwater lights around your garden pond (either because they look nice or because plants require artificial light sources), then take into account how close those lights can come before disturbing both fish habitats and plant life below them.