Patio Ponds

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Patio ponds are a wonderful and simple way to add beauty to your home. I used to think that ponds and fountains were only for the very rich. I got hooked on some of those home and garden television shows and learned differently, however. Ponds are very affordable. They can even be as small as a bucket. You just have to know what you're doing, and information is pretty cheap.

Simplicity of Patio Ponds

I like the idea of patio ponds. My wife and I enjoy sitting on the porch, especially in the spring and summer evenings. It's always been very relaxing, and it's even more so now that we have our water sanctuary. It's a great way to break into the business of water landscaping your home.

There's not a big initial monetary investment with patio ponds, so you can afford to make mistakes. Start with a small patio pond, then work your way into digging your own larger pond, adding a liner, installing a pump or fountain, and installing lighting. Because there is no hurry, you have all the time you need to explore garden possibilities and decide what you like.

Ponds: Just a Step Away

You can even keep fish in your patio pond. You just need a tub of some sort. Wine casks or barrels cut in half with a plastic liner work well and create a rustic, homey look. Liners and tubs are lightweight and inexpensive. If you'd like some movement in your water, it's easy to add small pumps. This creates a lovely and relaxing sound, adding to your serene environment.


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