If you are considering buying a pond to take your garden as a lake or water feature there are some important things to consider. These include size, which conveys the concept of depth and width of the pond, and also perfection in the form of cost and practicality.
Larger ponds can reflect the gardens of an aristarchian or formalist park, for example, with elegant planted vases and terracotta urns at the water’s surface. While smaller ponds can be formal and have trimmed grass, brick or stone water features, enclosed by terracotta canopies or a knot of plants. It is also possible to use a cenedera (flowering terracotta) water feature, for more informal gardens with grass taping and other traditional features in its boundary.
Contemporary gardeners often plot their contours on paper, and often draw the mouldering earth shapes of rivers and canals in advance. There is such a thing as gardenHam, a Feeling Garden Hummingbird Garden. This diagram always comes to mind for me, but I note that contours must be absolutely accurate in each instance.
Some of us are lucky enough to have an open garden to plan and build. Preformed ponds can be very good in this respect although they have a disadvantage in that they cannot be easily moved. Many of them can be shiny and new, and of course quite a talking point. Many people choose to install preformed ponds, as they are not only more expensive, but more interfering with the privacy of your garden. You can achieve a similar effect by laying bricks or some sort of reflex bleaching compound in the base of the pond.
Again, you will not be able to add many different features until you reach the stage where you actually have to decide what to have going on. If you are going to use it as a formal upright feature then probably the best choice of material for the base is some bonsai wood. There are several choices of tree including green and dry gold, red ginkgo, ash, sugar and slate. There are some other options and you can discover the one that is right for you by asking your local garden center.
It is possible to build it as a series of uprights. Many people choose to add an unforeseen feature to the series. It is possible to enrich the series by introducing other plants and hiding areas of the pond within the design. Many people choose to do this and there are several books available that explain how this should be done.
If you want to build your own feature then you will have to decide what to include within the design. There are many books available that explain how to create your own pond series. One of the best is from an author who specializes in Prior to Loss Car Appraisal who wrote the book, “Me and My Pond.” A few popular books are:
– The ponds of J. bruising
– The ponds of stain
– The ponds of celebrate
– The ponds of salsa de las Americas
– The ponds of Don nerves
If you want to build a series of ponds then you will have to decide how much space you want in them. A small pond only needs a few feet in each direction and a fairly small waterfall that can be driven into the pond with a pump is ideal. The larger ponds can be several feet across and the same goes for the waterfall.
You will also need to think about how many plants you will need within the pond and what kind you should include. There are many books and websites that explain the kinds of aquatic plants that will thrive in conditions like these and many of them are very easy to grow.
The complicated sort of pond to design and a series of smaller ponds as suggested above would make a very interesting and exciting garden.