A simple garden pond with colourful rocks and plants is a great feature in your backyard garden. Adding fish in the pond is an option you can look into later. Of course, you’ll need to do some digging and buy some landscape materials from a “landscape supply near me” to build your simple DIY garden pond.
Aquatic plants are a beautiful decoration for simple garden ponds. They also filter pond water by absorbing phosphates, nitrates, ammonium, and metals while contributing to oxygen. You can position plants around the pond’s edges or group them on one side while having a rock garden on the other side. Don’t use invasive shrubs that can choke the water, like water lettuce, alligator weed, and hyacinth.
Select a position
Find a suitable area in your backyard with no more than 75mm of slope over the length and width of the pond. Don’t place your pond under or near large or deciduous trees because the falling leaves will dirty up the pond water and make cleaning more complicated. Also, make sure the pond gets at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.
Always have workspace all around the pond
Always have enough workspace all around the pond so you can reach all parts easily. Don’t locate the pond right next to a fence, wall, or hedge. Leave at least two feet wide space all around the space.
Make your pond easy to empty
In preparation for winter or cleaning the pond, you might need to pump out all the water. Since it’s a simple pond, you can use a pump to empty the water or slope the pond floor towards a drain hole that you can unplug and place a hose. If your aquatic plants are not made for winter, make sure you can transfer them to containers for storage during the cold months.
Some materials you will need
- Patio pavers or rocks.
- Old plastic container or canvass for the pond floor and walls.
- Washed sand.
- Colourful river rocks.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
Serving the garden and landscape needs of Brisbane and Gold Coast areas for the past 25 years, Labrador Landscape Supplies is your “landscape supply near me.” We understand that even a simple garden pond is important to your backyard and family. We provide high-quality landscape supplies and materials such as sand, gravel, cement, mulch, garden soil, decorative stones, and much more. Enquire now at https://landscape-supply.com.au/ or call 07 5537 2841.