The warm summer weather draws people into the backyard. First there are the cleaning chores after a long winter and readying the garden for the summer months. Soon it will be warm enough for barbecues with the family, picnics and garden parties that are so enjoyable in the warmer months.

If your garden requires a makeover, consider designing and building a garden pond. If you are unsure about how to build a pond you will soon discover that with some preparation and planning, you can build a garden pond in a weekend. The addition of a pond can quickly take your yard from ordinary to extraordinary.

A Garden Pond Offers A Peaceful Haven

Research has shown that the sound of running water is soothing for the soul. If you close your eyes you can imagine the sounds of a running stream, as you sit on the bank with your toes being tickled by the water as it rushes by; you are surrounded by the sounds of nature and the water as it flows past. Let the sound of running water stimulate your imagination. Building a pond in your own garden can bring this serenity into your everyday life.

Fish Pond Design And Location

As you begin designing your garden pond, choose a area that will not be subject to too many falling leaves which will rot in the pond. If your garden is on a deep block of land you could choose a location at the end of a winding path to draw people through the garden to the sound of a waterfall. In a more urban environment you could locate your pond close to the house so that you can enjoy the sounds of the pond from inside the house.

Other Creatures Can Benefit From Your Garden Pond Design

you’ll be able to observe the wonders of nature in addition to the soothing effects that your garden pond design will bring, . A garden pond provides not only an oasis for humans but also for small animals and water creatures. Don’t be surprised if your new garden pond attracts frogs, song birds, turtles and other amphibians. You can also consider adding fish to a pond. Fish in the colors of gold, yellow, black and white will provide a stunning contrast to the various greens of the aquatic plants and the darker water of the pond.

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