Top 5 Tips on Building a Pond in Your Backyard

a pond of different colored coi fish

At-home water features reduce stress, lift mood, and boost the overall health of those who live there. Because of this, building a pond or waterfall in your space can add a lot of property value to your home.

If you’re looking to make your home more valuable or simply enhance it as a place to live, you likely are considering pond building services for your space. Read on to learn some of the things you’ll need to plan out when creating the perfect aquatic area.

1. Find the Right Location

Before you can begin planning your pond, you need to find a space for it in your yard. You likely already have a location in mind, but if you don’t, find areas that are large enough to build a water feature in. You can then measure it to find the square footage of how large your pond can be. This will tell you what types of plants, fish, and rocks that you can fit into it.

You also should pick a location that’s out of the way of other areas of the yard. You don’t want your pond to overflow and destroy your flower or vegetable garden, after all. You also don’t want the pond to be so close to your house that moisture seeps in and causes water damage to your home.

2. Decide on Plants and Fish

Next, decide on what types of plants and fish to put in your pond. You need to do this before building because some fish require different environments than others do.

Koi are amazing for those who have large and spacious ponds, but you can also get goldfish if you have a smaller space or need something more inexpensive. Goldfish and small betas are also great because they allow you to have space for unique water flowers like hyacinth.

3. Create Your Pond Planning Budget

Next, you’ll need to outline a realistic budget for the rest of your project. Remember that a pond is an investment and allocate an appropriate amount of money to make it gorgeous. 

However, be cautious not to spend more than you have- remember that when in doubt you should ask an expert for a quote.

4. Consider a Waterfall

One of the coolest ways to make your pond unique is to add a waterfall to it. Running water is an especially beautiful addition to any backyard because it makes your space stand out.

They have a calming sound that drowns out other noise as well, which is a boon for those with noisy neighbors. If you’re a fan of birds and other small wildlife, waterfalls will also attract these critters.

5. Hire a Landscaping Expert

Once you know roughly what you want and have written it down on paper, it’s time to get to work. Hire a landscaping expert to come to your home and examine your space.

These professionals know what realistically can and can’t be done. They also have the appropriate tools for digging your pond and constructing it in a secure and sturdy way.

Begin Building a Pond for Your Yard Today

Now that you know how to start building a pond for your outdoor living space, it’s time to get started.

Contact us with any remaining questions that you have about water features. We’re happy to provide you with a quote for your project and discuss your individual landscaping needs with you. 

Our experts are trained in how to install amazing ponds in yards like yours, so we look forward to giving you the outdoor aesthetic that you crave.