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A garden pond enhances your life in a multitude of ways, it takes you out of your house and becomes the focal point of your outdoor living area - a conversation piece and place for relaxation and reflection.

A backyard pond has so many facets, it supports your local ecology, it’s educational, protective and mesmerizing and you will wonder why you didn’t do this sooner.

If you’re under the impression that a pond simply won’t fit in your yard … think again! Ponds come in a variety of shapes and sizes and their versatility is what makes them such a great addition to your landscape … in addition to the music of the waterfalls and the birds and butterflies they attract. Small ponds are an attractive option for a number of reasons!




You might not think to use big rocks for a smaller pond, but a few boulders create focal points, softened by aquatic plants. The flat rock on the left is a perfect spot to sit and dangle tired tootsies in the water.

The waterfall is in proportion to this smaller pond, nestled snug against the corner of a patio. This used to be a boring patch of grass, but now the homeowner loves sitting outside to drink in this view.


 

An unexpected surprise awaits visitors to this deck. A magical water garden is tucked smack dab into the middle of the deck, carved out specifically for this tiny pond. A stately tree and beautiful mural create an enchanting backdrop.


 

Would you rather mow grass, or spend time relishing the serenity of this backyard oasis? Small ponds (and large) require less maintenance than the same expanse of grass … and it’s much easier on the eyes, too!

 


This newer pond looks like it’s been there for years. Strategic use of the surrounding landscape was considered when designing this pond and waterfall.

 


A waterfall and winding stream spill gently into this
small pond. A mix of aquatic and terrestrial plants mingle with the rocks and water.

 


A variety of grasses creates a soft backdrop for this 6’x8′ pond while creating privacy at the same time.

 



Not sure what to do with that empty space beneath an outdoor staircase? Add a waterfall and pond! This one tucks nicely into this once unused area next to a lower level patio.



Japanese gardens are typically void of color and emphasize the texture and shape of green foliage. A simple bench beckons you to sit and meditate on the water garden’s simple beauty.

 


So don’t think a garden pond is out of the question, even if your space is limited. Rest assured, you won’t regret sprinkling your landscape with a little water.


Aquascape Supplies are Australia’s source for pond equipment. We offer professional advice from experienced pond designers and builders and can assist you with the right equipment for your project. Get in touch with our experts for advice on pond liners, pond pumps, water features and more.

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