Planning the Perfect Pond Design for Your Backyard Pond

There is nothing quite like the relaxing sounds and extreme beauty of a backyard pond. And, with so many options to choose from when it comes to pond design, you’re sure to be able to create exactly what you have envisioned with the help of the experienced team at Great Lakes Pondscapes. In this post, we will look at a couple of the things you should thoughtfully consider when planning the pond design for your backyard oasis.

Type of pond

Most people like to have a variety of aquatic plants in their backyard pond as they enhance its beauty and help to balance the pond’s ecosystem by removing nitrogen, nitrates, ammonia, and other minerals that can be harmful to your pond. In order for your plants to thrive, you will want your pond to be in an area that gets at least five hours of sun a day.

If you want gorgeous koi in your pond, you will need to make sure your water feature is deep and large enough to support them. You will also need filtration systems that trap waste and also provide needed bacteria that convert toxic substances into those that are harmless. You may also need an aeration system. While features like waterfalls and fountains are often enough, if your fish are large or your climate is very hot, you may also need to install a mechanical aeration system.

Water features and enhancements

As mentioned above, aquatic plants and fish are a great way to complement your pond design and enhance the beauty of your backyard pond. Other much-desired pond enhancements include waterfalls, fountains, and pond lighting. Waterfalls and fountains are strikingly beautiful and promote calm and relaxation with the sound of cascading or flowing water while pond lighting helps bring your pond to life at night.

At Great Lakes Pondscapes, our years of experience and passion for ponds and other water features, have allowed us to help our customers bring their visions to life. We look forward to working with you to create the backyard pond of your dreams!