Is your backyard looking a bit deserted? Unappealing? Do you wish it looked and felt more like an oasis where you could spend some relaxing time after a hard day at work?
You can give life to your backyard by planting some shade trees, some colorful flowers, and even a herb garden or some shade foliage.
But one thing that will definitely give life to your backyard is a garden pond. You could make it the focal point of your backyard, and surround it with anything you can imagine: you can add a bench or a few garden chairs, you can plant a wildflower garden, you can build a garden gazebo to the side of it, or you could just leave it alone, depending on your personal taste.
Any of these backyard ponds can be a great conversation starter, and a statement maker. You can have a bare pond, or you can add fish, frogs, rocks, etc. and with the vegetation around them, birds and butterflies are sure to visit too.
Most backyard ponds are not very large; in fact they are usually small, just enough to create that special atmosphere.
Garden ponds can be built on the spot, or they can be obtained from your local home improvement store. Having a backyard pond can create a very relaxing spot for the family, and will also wildlife into the backyard.
Fish ponds are probably one of the most loved garden ponds. One of the most popular fish for this is the Koi fish. Keeping the fish pond clean is very important: you might need ; to buy some chemicals, or you can learn how to help your pond cleaned itself, naturally.
Backyard Ponds Accessories
While making plans for your backyard pond you will also need to consider that your pond requires other equipment to function and also in order to just look beautiful. You may want to add a waterfall to your pond, and you may decide to add some lights by the pond (these will add more of a serene feeling as the sun goes down).
In order to keep pond maintenance down to a minimum, you will need the correct supplies for your pond. You will definitely need to use a UV filter. These filters destroy any algae that may be hovering around in the pond. The UV Filter turns the water into clear and safe water for your fish or plants. The filter attacks the algae right at the DNA to prevent it from multiplying and destroying your fish or plants.
You’ll also need a pond pump, a pond liner, some rocks (both big and small), some fountain sprayers if you want an artesian fountain in your pond, etc.
Backyard ponds are a great addition to any backyard. They add hours of fun and entertainment for family and friends. Here are some backyard ponds for inspiration.
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This delightful garden with pond in Asian style is inviting anyone passing by to stop and enjoy skipping some rocks, dipping their toes in, or just simply taking a break to take all this beauty in.
Gorgeous brick bridge over a pond winding its way around the property line.
Simple garden pond with easy to maintain greenery. I imagine myself sitting at the edge of this rock bridge and cooling my feet off at the end of the day.
This pond, surrounded by orange and yellow toned bricks and rocks is an inviting spot. Bring your favorite garden chair and a good book to enjoy.
Can you imagine the fragrance of the lavender flowers around this backyard pond? And how beautiful the cavernous white rocks compliment the lavender plants!
Clear water and beautiful rocks make this garden pond the perfect spot for a family gathering, where kids can hunt for rocks and have fun.
Peaceful garden with a little pond and a backyard pavilion to relax and entertain.
This rock layered pond with decorative koi fish and a small waterfall will be the attraction spot for family gatherings and neighborhood parties 😉
Lovely tropical landscape design with a small pond, trimmed bushes and a nice waterfall.
A colorful pond surrounded by cement blocks and lots of colorful flowers.
Hidden under the trees, this Japanese garden pond feature some colorful Koi fish and lush vegetation around the pond.
Who says you can’t have a pond in a small area? This tiny pond has it all: a beautiful rock design around and a few red and white water lilies with some other greenery.
A peaceful area behind the house, featuring a small waterfall, Koi fish and beautiful potted flowers. A couple chairs and a good book is all you need for a relaxed afternoon.
Small backyard pond surrounded by uneven rocks, is a great place for children to have some fun. Small, yet so pretty!
A shallow pond decorated with small colorful rocks and a terracotta lantern, give an Asian flair to this area of the yard.
Beautiful water lilies, tall grasses and a nice metal tropical bird give this pond and nice wild feel.
Pink and yellow flowers cheer up this tiny garden pool. I love the colorful rocks path and the numerous types of plants around this pool of water.
Deeper pond featuring a small water fall, and stacked rocks of different shapes and colors, giving it an interesting look.
Tiny pond created by stacked red colored flagstone and surrounded by lush vegetation: a perfectly relaxing spot for someone looking for a bit of time away form the daily grind.
Gorgeous red bushes, lavender flowers and an arched stone bridge make this a great addition to the backyard.
Perfect spot for a gathering of friends. Great place for a nice outdoor dinner, or just a talk among friends.
Ferns and cute puppies adorn this small pond tucked away in a corner of the yard. There’s even a couple of pillows to make it more comfortable sitting by the pond.
Impressive looking layered waterfall on stacked rocks, and surrounded by large boulders and some greenery.
Shallow pond lined with soft rounded rocks and crystal clear water. A small waterfall makes music to your ears as you stop to enjoy this beautiful spot. Another look at the above pond, showing off beautiful fragrant lavender flowers in bloom. Imagine sitting by that lavender bush with a good book, or a dear friend!
I love this happy looking pond. The small waterfall is strong enough to make the water bubble. How fun!
Quiet backyard pond featuring colorful red and yellow Koi fish, surrounded by red flowers and greenery, and with access to a nice gazebo: perfect for entertaining guests, or just for a relaxing evening with the family.
A beautiful and peaceful oasis, this garden pond brings together lots of colorful plants and a cool rock bridge, all with an Asian flair. LOVE it!
Oh, how I love all the colors around this pond! A bit of everything: some red foliage, blue flowers and lots of green lush grasses. Lovely setting!
Layered rock waterfall gives this simple pond just what it needs to soothe and invite recreation. Easy to maintain, this might be one of the easiest ponds to create. Perfect for beginners!