If you have a backyard that’s large enough for you to do some exciting landscaping on your property, one feature you might have thought about including is a pond. However, before you get too far into the process of readying your land to put in a pond, there are a few things you’ll want to know first.
To help you in the planning and preparation process, here are three things to consider before putting a pond in your backyard.
The Perfect Placement
There are a few places that will be perfect to put in a pond but even more places where it would likely be a bad idea to place your pond. The trick here is finding the most ideal place on your property to start putting in your pond.
Because you don’t want to have too much water running off into the pond and causing it to floor every now and then, you won’t want to put your pond in a part of your backyard that is too low. This could cause flooding issues in the rest of your yard and around your home, which is never good. You should also try to find a place in your yard that isn’t too close to trees or other plant life that could drop leaves and other debris into the pond, as this can be a bear to have to clean out and could cause the filter of your pond to get backed up.
How To Get Power And Water To The Pond
To have a clean and safe pond, you’ll have to have access to power and water close enough to your pond that you can use it for things like refilling the pond when water gets low, operating your filter and aeration system, and stringing up lights so that you can enjoy your pond at any time of day.
If you don’t already have power and water coming to the place where you’re thinking of putting your pond, you’ll want to make sure that you can get power and water to this area prior to making progress on digging out the pond.
Make Sure You Get The Right Parts
Putting in a pond requires more than just digging out a hole in the ground and filling it up with water. If this is all you do, you’ll quickly have a bacteria-filled, mosquito breeding ground that no one will want to spend any time near.
For the perfect pond, you’ll need to put in a liner, install a pump and filter, use a water agitator, and more. So if any of these things sound like more than you can handle on your own, you might be better off trusting the build it a professional.
If you want to have a pond in your backyard, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get this project done right.