Building a pond in your garden for spring

Now that spring is officially here it is the ideal time for us to get out into the garden and have a look at some of the plants we can grow this year. There are so many different ways we can make the most of our outdoor space and today we will we looking into one particular feature which can be amazing in any garden: a pond.

Building a pond in your garden is easier than you might think, and today we will be looking at the best way to build a pond for your garden this spring.

Choose a location

The location of your pond in the garden will of course have an effect on what plants can grow around it and also the kind of life you may find within the water. Make sure you try to choose a spot or the garden which has some sunlight during the day and this can help your plants photosynthesise and produce more oxygen for the water.

Find some liner

Building a pond is simpler than you may think and it can involve simply digging a hole and filling it with liner. When choosing liner for the pond you don’t have to choose anything too fancy, as long as it will hold the water and stop it soaking into the soil below it is great.

Bricking it up

Once you have the liner you can consider thinking about bricks or stones to lay on the border of your pond to frame it. Depending on the type of style you are going for you could choose a bright colour to add some fun or you can instead choose something simple and classic. You’ll be able to find pictures online where people have framed their ponds so take a look and see if you can get any inspiration for your own creation. Once you have bricked up the sides you can fill the pond with fresh cold water and move on to the next stage.

Adding a filter

If you plan to have any fish in your pond outside then it is important for you to have a water filter from Sawyer Waterscaping which will keep the pond oxygenated and clean for fish to thrive. Koi carp are some of the most popular pond fish however there are plenty of other species to choose from so you can choose your animals depending on the size of the pond and the location.

Adding final touches

Once you have built a small pond in your garden you will want to bring some natural elements into the water to keep it healthy and thriving for years to come. Adding pond fountains along with duckweed to clean the water can be a great inclusion, while adding pond lilies for color can be amazing. You could even buy some small pond snails to help clean the sides of the pond throughout the year.  If you know anyone who has frog spawn in their pond you can ask to take a small bucket of it and watch tadpoles and frogs grow in your garden pond.

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