There was a time when there was a very limited choice when it came to backyard ponds, but nowadays, there are so many options for creating a pond or water feature in your garden that you can be sure there are a style and maintenance type that will suit anyone.
Find an inspiring list of 23 backyard pond ideas you can start this weekend below.
Benefits of Having a Backyard Pond
There is no better way to encourage wildlife to come to your garden than by introducing a pond. Ponds provide a natural habitat for many creatures, including frogs, toads, newts, and a wide variety of insects. These are a joy to observe in the garden, and can also be a great educational opportunity for children to discover new beings and learn all about them.
Backyard ponds are known to create a relaxing environment that can help you to de-stress. Incorporating water fountains or running streams into your space provide sights and sounds that encourage serenity and calm.
You don’t need a large backyard to have a pond, and actually, even the smallest gardens can accommodate a pond if you can just get imaginative and creative with the room you have. But if you do have a big space, then a pond is a great way to fill some of that space and create an interesting feature in an otherwise bland expanse of lawn. A pond can help to break, your backyard into defined sections, and make it feel more structured.