20 Gorgeous Backyard Pond Designs

Ponds are a great addition to any landscape, and especially in the backyard, since this is probably where you want to create a beautiful refuge to retreat to and relax with friends and family. Ponds are beautiful, tranquil and can turn your backyard landscape into a landscaping masterpiece. No matter what size yard you have, you can create a beautiful pond that fits the size, shape and dimensions of your yard. There are so many ways and varieties of ponds you can create that the options are virtually endless with what you can do. If you love the idea of having a backyard pond, we can help you get some great ideas for designing your own.

Choose your location

Choosing the location of your pond is an important step because the location will dictate many other choices, such as the size and shape of the pond, the types of plants you’ll be able to plant around the pond, the type of fish you put in your pond, and the type of other accessories you may want placed around it. For instance, you may want space for a bench, lighting, perhaps a pathway to the pond, among other things. If you have a lot of trees in your yard, take into consideration how the trees will affect the pond with the leaves falling into the water, and even the root systems of the trees may be an issue with things like the pond’s pump. You’ll also want to consider the location of your pond in connection with things like, access to electricity since your pump will require electric hookup, as well as the proximity to your water hose. Keeping a pond up requires needing to add or fully change out the water periodically, which means you will want easy access to your hose and water supply to maintain your pond’s water levels and cleanliness.

Choose your design

There are so many ways you can design your backyard pond that you can choose the perfect pond idea for your yard, including the style and accessories you choose to include in the design around the pond to make it a beautiful and tranquil area in your backyard. If you want to have your own design, you can have a pond built from scratch, or  you may prefer a pre-formed pond that is easy to install and allows you to choose from a wide range of sizes, depths, and shapes. Once the pre-formed pond, the pump and liner are installed, you can landscape the pond and surrounding area any way you choose to make it the beautiful backyard focal point you envision.

Landscape your pond

Adding landscaping to your pond will help to beautify your pond, make it look more natural, and create a more tranquil area to look at and spend time around it. Vegetation that works well with ponds include, water lilies for in the water, anacaharis, which are for the fish that you add, and water lettuce. Around the pond, you can add things like different types of grasses, cattails, canna, and many other varieties of vegetation. If you have the space and a good layout to add a waterfall, this can be a great addition to ponds to give it even more natural visual appeal, not to mention the sounds of a flowing waterfall can be very relaxing. Other ideas may include a quaint little bridge that crosses over the pond, beautiful lighting around the pond (if you have electricity running to the pond), a quaint sitting area near the water, or maybe even a little patio area that allows for seating, a little fire pit or other yard ornament items.

Backyard ponds are a great addition to any yard, especially because you don’t have to have an enormous amount of property in order to design and install one. The results of adding a pond is, beautifying your yard, years of enjoyment, and good resell value. If you have been considering adding a pond to your backyard but need some inspiration to get started, then keep scrolling because we have 20 gorgeous backyard pond designs for you to view and gain your own ideas from.

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