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67 Cool Backyard Pond Design Ideas
Zen-like Japanese garden house surrounded by peaceful greenery, big natural stones and a stick private fence.
It’s almost summer and in some regions it’s already summer, it’s warm and there are lots of sunlight. If you love to spend time outdoors, especially if you have a garden, there’s a great idea to make your garden more nature-like – to add pond! We’ve gathered a bunch of ideas and pond designs in different styles, with different plants and even fish, just have a look. If you like a more refined variant, make a pond near your entrance or house and create a path above it. For a more organic design choose stones, moss, water lilies and carps or other fish, and a water cascade or a fountain would diversify the look. We hope you’ll enjoy the photos and maybe find something for your own garden.
Best Pond Plants
We also have some tips to help make your pond look very natural. Planting plants in your pond is as important as planting them outside of it. They not only looks great but also filter wanter to keep it fresh. There are three kinds of water plants you need to know about.
Bog plants, are those that have roots and are planted underwater near the edges of the pond. You can simply put them in large pots and place where you need. In nature, these plants help to control the erosion of the bank of the pond. They also act as natural water filters. Among the most popular bog plants are Corkscrew Rush, several Iris varities, Cattail, Cyperus alternifolius (Umbrella Palm), Broadleaf arrowhead and many others.
Floating plants are those that float on the surface. Many of them are quite invasive and hard to control. Among these plants are: Pistia (Water Lettuce), Ivy-leaved duck weed, Frogbit, Salvinia minima (Water velvet), and so on.
Pond plants are those that are potted underwater and could be planted at any depth. They grow long stems so above the surface of the water you could see beautiful blooms. The most popular pond plants that everybody knows are water lilies and lotus.
Backyard Pond Varites
There are many kinds of ponds you can build in your backyard. Among the most popular are those that are made with natural rocks. Such ponds remind those beautiful lakes you could find in mountains. The next type is contemporary ponds. They look well near modern houses and in highly maintained backyards where all greenery is pruned. Besides, you can even DIY a pond for your deck that could even be moved when it’s necessary. In our gallery, you’ll also find interesting ideas for above-ground, natural swimming and Koi ponds. Those are awesome too.
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a contemporary patio with a koi pond and a little waterfall
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a contemporary pond is a perfect background for fancy goldfishes
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a natural swimming pond is a great alternative to a standard pool
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a weathered Adirondack chair should be near every backyard pond because of the fact it fit nature surroundings very well