Ponds are a great addition to any yard that has the space to accommodate them. They add a degree of depth, peace, and vitality to any property, and they can provide unique opportunities for entertaining and bringing more life into a yard. Although a pond can look great and function well on its own, it is important to prioritize the landscaping around the pond as well. At Fontana Ponds & Water Features, we specialize in providing cohesion between water features and the rest of your property, and we have plenty of great landscaping ideas for around ponds to help you get the most out of your yard.
Landscaping Ideas for Yards with Ponds
If you are installing a pond or if you already have a pond on your property that you want to make the most of, it can be useful to plan out some ideas on how to best use the surrounding landscape. Some ideas for landscaping around ponds include:
Build a Deck Around the Pond
Even if your pond is not going to be used for swimming, having a deck surrounding it so that people can get up close and personal with the pond can make it an even more enjoyable feature. Depending on the type of pond you have, the ground around it can often get slick or even marshy, so sitting by or walking around the pond can often be difficult. A hardscaped deck will allow you to set up chairs and sit by the pond peacefully. Decks can be made out of rock, masonry, or wood to suit the rest of your pond’s aesthetic.
Use Lots of Rock Features
Rock features are a great way to make your pond look great. Lining your pond’s edges with different rock features can provide two great benefits: it can make your pond look fantastic and it can also help to keep materials like bark mulch, dirt, and grass from falling into your pond.
The right plant life can give your pond a complex but natural beauty, as well as help life in the pond to thrive. Using aquatic plants close within and to the pond’s edge and other leafy plant life in the gardens surrounding the pond can complement your pond nicely. Ferns, lilies, irises, and other leafy or flowering plants can make great additions to any pond’s landscaping.
Additional Water Features
Having other types of water features such as streams, waterfalls, or fountains flowing into your pond can add a layer of complexity and provide even more to look at. Using rocks to build a stream or waterfall or adding a fountain that matches the rest of your yard’s look or theme is a great idea for pond landscaping.
We have plenty of other landscaping ideas for yards with ponds that we would love to talk with you about. 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.