Are you thinking of adding a piece of tranquility to your backyard? Ponds are a great way to add peaceful ambiance to your existing landscape. Whether you are going for a small do it yourself pond or much larger pond with various water features. You will want to consult with your local pond installation company and consider these options.
Think about Drainage
Try to walk your backyard and pick a spot that has some elevation to it. Higher ground will help prevent any runoff of rainwater from collecting into your pond. Runoff can present many problems including water clarity issues as well as algae problems or excess muck. Also you might be able to highlight your pond a little better if its in a higher location.
Think about what kind of money you want to spend and develop a project budget. In most cases, the larger the water feature, the more expensive it will cost—but some of those top-of-the-line accessories for smaller features can cost quite a bit, too. If you need some help, call a pond-building professional in your area who can assess your needs and determine your budget.
Big or small?
Think about what size pond or water feature will realistically fit within your existing landscaping. If you have a smaller more compact yard you might want to consider a preformed pond with a smaller water feature. Or maybe its more suitable for a pondless stream and waterfall. You may have a large backyard area and have many options to build a larger pond with different vantage points. Whatever you do make sure you take your thinking about the size and location.
Who's pond is it anyways?
Who will be enjoying your pond? When thinking about your backyard pond installation, keep your audience in mind. Does it need to be a tranquil retreat or is it more geared toward kids and what they will enjoy? Pond less waterfalls are great for people on the go. If, however, you and your family have a passion for aquatic plants or fish, it would make sense to go with a traditional pond.
Make sure that you enjoy every phase of planning for a backyard pond. This water feature will be the highlight of your property for years to come, so do your research, think through these different areas and always make sure you always go with a qualified pond contractor.
Do you live in the Greenville, South Carolina area and are interested in learning more about water feature installation?