If you have a pond in your back yard and you are looking for a creative way to spruce it up, the crew at Fontana Ponds & Water Features can help. Our vast experience in creating natural and beautiful water features has given us insight into some great ideas to improve your pond if it is in need of a bit of attention.
5 Ideas to Improve Your Garden Pond
Ponds are a great way to give any garden a dose of life and character. Even a small pond can do wonders for a yard’s overall look and feel, and there are many great ways to improve your pond and take it to the next level. Some great ideas to enhance your backyard pond include:
1. Add a Waterfall
The life and beauty provided by even a small waterfall is worth giving up a little bit of space. Moving water is therapeutic to listen to and watch, and waterfalls do not have to be incredibly expensive to install.
2. Accent Lighting
There are loads of options for lighting your pond. Whether you use underwater lights, string lights, or even just illuminate select vegetation around the pond, accent lighting is a great way to ensure that you can use your pond regardless of the time of day or night.
3. Plant Life
One of the best ways to liven up a pond is with added plant life. Aquatic plants such as lilies are a great way to add colour and there are many other types of plants that can help to oxygenate the water and improve the pond’s life-giving capabilities and vibrancy. Other types of plants can be installed around the pond in order to provide shelter and turn the pond into more of a garden space.
4. Add Rock Accents
Rocks and boulders add hardness and structure to a pond that is offset by the water and plant life, making for a pleasant overall landscape to look at. They help to further the natural feel of the garden and can be used to provide ground cover or give structure to other water features, like fountains and waterfalls.
5. Add a Dock or Bridge
A wooden bridge or dock is a great way to provide a touch of customization to your pond. Bridges and docks allow you to view the wildlife of your pond more closely and they can also create an area for people to sit and enjoy the water.
If you are interested in discussing more ideas to improve your pond or water garden, or if you are interested in finding out more about the range of pond services and products we offer, please connect with us by filling out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you, or call us at 778-990-9773.