Water features remain an excellent addition to any outdoor space. And while some homeowners go for classic garden fountains or water walls, there’s no stopping you from taking it to the next level and having your own garden pond built. But where exactly are you going to put it? The premier landscape company in the area, Backyard Reflections, offers a few useful tips.
- Have it built somewhere close and visible
To fully benefit from the visual impact created by your garden pond, make sure that it’s built somewhere easily visible. You’ll want to be able to see it from the patio, kitchen, living room, or even the bedroom. Don’t make the mistake of building the pond away from your home, in a forgotten back corner where it eventually turns dirty or becomes choked with weeds.
When the garden pond is placed close to your home, you’re able to keep tabs on its condition. Is the water still clean? Are the fish still healthy? The sooner you can catch problems, the sooner you can have it dealt with. Make sure to call a trusted landscape design and maintenance expert like Backyard Reflections for prompt and effective solutions.
- Take sunlight and shade into account.
You can pretty much have a garden pond built-in full sun or full shade. But keep in mind that certain water plants need a sufficient amount of sunlight in order to thrive. Most other plants do just fine under the shade, but water lilies and lotuses require at least five to six hours of sunlight every day to produce large and healthy blooms. The downside to having a garden pond in full sun is that it reduces oxygen levels in the water and increases the potential for algae growth. You can consult a trusted outdoor living expert, Backyard Reflections, about viable shade options such as canopies or shade sails.
Schedule a Design Consultation
Backyard Reflections remains unmatched when it comes to exceptional outdoor living solutions. Let our professional team help you choose the perfect spot for your garden pond and work on its installation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Nisswa and Annandale, MN.
Call us today at (320) 274-6336 (Annandale) or (218) 454-1065 (Nisswa). You may also fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. Watch out for Part 2 of our blog series, where we’ll discuss what pond construction mistakes you’ll want to avoid.