Live Like Royalty

Backyard ponds are not only for the filthy rich

individuals. Nowadays, even the simplest homeowner can

make their own backyard pond as luxurious as the

wealthy estates.

Once you get your back yard pond set up, it would

provide both fun and enjoyment. It also provides a

dwelling place for the fish, wildlife, aquatic plants

and flowers. It is a relaxing hobby that not only

provides relaxation but appreciation to Mother Nature

as well.

Plan Ahead

Building your own backyard pond may not be extremely

hard to built but thorough planning should be placed

in constructing one. The hardest part in building one

is digging the pond. It all depends on what type of

soil your region has. This determines how easy or how

strenuous the digging part would be.

The size and shape of the pond depends on your

preferences. It can be a small, preformed pond or one

that needs a pond liner that can hold up to seven

thousand gallons of water.


Consider the location of your pond. Where would it be

best seen? Picture yourself sitting outside. What

location grabs your eye the most? Consider these

important elements. Is the water source situated just

nearby? Is your pond’s location a flat area? Is

electrical supply available? Keep in mind that these

are just some questions you need to be answered.


Building a pond of any size requires a complete set of

tools. Now, take hold of these important equipment. In

building and constructing a pond, one must need a

water pump, a UV filter, a pond filter, and some pond

plants among many. Other must haves are the following:

a pond liner of appropriate size, an air diffuser,

pond lightings, a skimmer, the aquatic animals, and

fish food.


Another thing to consider in pond building is the

cost. Initially, constructing and maintaining the pond

could be quite expensive, that is with no doubt. But

there are now cheaper do it yourself kits available in

the market. Once it is finished, the enjoyment it

brings is worth it.

Another plus for the backyard pond is that it turns an

oh-so-boring piece of land into a thing of beauty. It

works best if you have the proper landscape to go with

your pond. Make your pond the centerpiece of your back


However, because of too many do-it-yourself

homeowners, they usually make mistakes. Following

these guidelines may help you avoid the pitfalls of do

it yourself backyard pond disasters.

Initially, it is important to incorporate your pond to

the current landscape of your backyard. This works

best for amateur landscapers who just wanted to get

right down to work. Do not let your pond detract the

beauty of your yard. Make it fit and not out of place.

To Sum It Up

Integrate your pond’s design to your landscape. Do not

make it lavish if you have a very simple backyard.

Take time to choose the design that may flatter the

overall landscaping.

Secondly, think of the essential requirements of a

pond. Do not place your pond in complete shade since

this will hamper the amount of sunlight to your pond.

Aquatic animals and plants need ample amount of the

warmth of the sun.

Finally, size does matter. Plant the size of your

pond. Do not place too much fish on a small pond.

Experiment on a variety of aquatic plants.

Provide luster and relaxation to your yard as well as

increase your property’s value. Make your backyard

more attractive and enjoyable by adding a backyard

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