You’ve finally decided you’re ready for a pond, but there’s still a few things to consider. Paradise Ponds by Ed Dedicke is here with six things to think about once you’ve decided to install a backyard pond.
- Location: A key factor in pond installation is location. Some things to think about include:
- Low spots where runoff gathers when it rains. Placing a pond in these areas will result in flooding.
- Try to install your pond and waterfall as close to the house as possible. This way you can enjoy it from inside as well. If you open your windows you can even hear the sound of the waterfall.
Pro Tip: Out of sight, out of mind. Don’t install your pond in an area of the backyard that is unused.
- Flat Land: In addition to avoiding low spots, you want to ensure the land where you choose to install your pond is somewhat level.
- Sunlight: Ideally, you want your backyard pond placed in an area that gets about a half a day’s worth of sun. This helps promote a healthy pond ecosystem.
- Space: What good is a relaxing backyard pond if you can’t gather around it? Make sure there is enough room for some chairs or a bench so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ambiance.
- Power Source: Simply put, make sure your pond is within reach of a power source or you may need to have electric brought over towards the pond area. You’ll need to plug in a pump that circulates the water.