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Create The Perfect Pond in Your Garden

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Among the things I’m most thankful for in my life is the capability to possess my very own home, along with another property. My family is lucky enough to be able to purchase land and build the house of our dreams on it. When I am not busy working, I am most likely tending to my ever-messy house or fussing over grass in the garden. There are few tasks you could find me doing as frequently and a few places in the house where I spend the most time.

I have a weird love and hate affair with these tasks. One one hand, I enjoy looking after the things I own because doing so gives me a sense of satisfaction. On the other hand, it is frustrating just how much time and energy it takes to keep your house and yard looking presentable. But as time-consuming, energy-draining and frustrating as it, I just recently added putting pond in my garden to my to-do list. I must be crazy!

Honestly, I had always regarded ponds as purely decorative pieces and having one in my garden seem like a little bit too much considering I don’t have a formal garden. But I had a change of heart about garden ponds when I visited the house of a friend. I found the most enchanting and fantastic garden pond sitting beautifully in a corner at the edge of her yard.

What I now enjoy about garden ponds is how they bring a touch of Mother Nature into the backyard. It doesn’t matter if you live in urban areas or your house is situated in the countryside, a pond instanly transforms your garden and make it more soothing and natural.

If you are thinking of adding a pond to your landscape, think and plan it carefully. One of the worst things you could do is to rush right into a project without adequate planning.  Identify the possible areas in your garden when you can build the pond and choose which one is the most ideal among these locations. Does the area you’ve picked get enough sunlight? Do you want it to be the central element in your landscape? Or do you need to place it in a corner or off to the side? Imagine how you want your garden to look like. Do you have an on-going theme? What’s your purpose for having a garden pond in the first place? Take your time and ask suggestions from friends and fellow landscape enthusiasta before you begin on your garden pond task. Buy a few magazines or read about garden ponds on the internet.

It won’t be easy, but if executed properly, your garden pond will be worth it.