Easy Steps to Building an Outdoor Pond

Flip Law - Monday, February 18, 2013

outdoor pond

6 Steps for building a DIY pond

DIY ponds are ideal for creating an amazing wonderland in your own backyard. It is a proven fact that adding water features to your landscaping can improve the curb appeal and resale value of your home, and they can be the perfect center for entertaining, or just a soothing and inviting place to sit around and enjoy.

Here are some tips for building your own outdoor pond in your backyard:
1. Finding the right pond: Although it may seem obvious, determining what kind of water feature is right for you and your home is one of the most important steps in successfully building one.

2. Choose the location of your Pond: This is also an important step and there are a few important reasons why you will want to choose this wisely. First you will want it to be in a place that you can easily see and enjoy. Second if there is any kind of slope this will create issues. If you wish to have fish or aquatic life in your pond you will not want fertilizers or other chemicals to accidently run into the pond.

3. Determine the size and dig the hole: Choose how deep and large you want your pond and then you will need to take the time to dig.

4. Position any equipment and install liner: Once the hole is in place you will want to install any external pond filter you will be using. If you are using a skimmer you will need to bury this next to the pond. You will than install the pond liner. Water features need to have a good barrier between what is inside, and the ground, if they are to work properly and last.

5. Line the pond: Next you will need to line the pond with rocks or what other physical trim of your choice.

6. Stock: Finally, stock your pond with plants or animals of your liking.
Adding a water feature to your home is a great way to raise the comfort level you have and the professionals at W.P. Law, Inc. can help. They carry a variety of water features to help create an amazing outdoor wonderland in your backyard. Check out our remarkable selection and let us help guide you to what will work best in your yard.

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