There is no doubting that people love their gardens. In fact, over three quarters of American households are gardening in some capacity. However, if you only have a small space for your garden, it can be a little bit restricting in terms of the things you can do. You may be limited to certain types of plants and may not be able to add any large elements like a wall of lattice, a pergola or a path/seating area.
Thankfully, not all garden additions need a lot of space. Examples of this could be aquatic ponds. A small pond can be a great addition to your garden as it will look incredible and provide some calming sounds when you are gardening.
However, if you are planning to add a small pond to your garden, there are a few things to keep in mind. Without any further ado, read on to learn about how to go about adding a tiny pond to your small garden.
Decide on a Size
The first thing to do when considering a tiny pond in your garden is to plan out the size. Generally, it will need to be at least a couple of feet deep and generally at least that amount in width, but often larger. The exact size will depend on how much space you have, but you want at least a couple of feet to make it worth it.
Also, when thinking about the size of the pond, remember that you will be responsible for digging it out. In addition to digging the pond, you will have to line the pond with plastic, as well. So a bigger pond equals more work and more expenses. Also, you don’t want your pond to completely overshadow the garden, but be a part of it.
Choose the Location
The location of your pond is another aspect to keep in mind. Some people prefer to have it near the side of their garden, while others might want it right in the middle to be the star of the show. However, don’t only choose the location based on what you think would look the best. The position and location of the pond can also be important to how it functions.
For example, your pond should be in a place where it can get some sun every day. This is especially true if you plan on having aquatic plants of some kind. Also, keep the pond away from where rainwater often runs. If not, this runoff could introduce a variety of debris into the pond that could negatively affect it.
It’s All About the Details
Because many people garden for the mental health benefits, you should also consider how your pond looks and how it adds to the atmosphere of your garden. In order for your pond to look it’s best, you should consider adding some unique details. Adding these can let you personalize the pond a bit, and ensure it contributes to the overall look of your garden.
You can add aquatic plants, fish, frogs and other things to make the pond look move alive. You can also add things like fountains, statues or waterfalls to add some elegance. While these types of things aren’t “necessary”, they can help your puddle look like more than simply a puddle in the middle of your garden. You can always look into fancy embellishments and equipment like hydraulic hoses.
Few things can improve the look of your small garden more than a small pond. By choosing the right size, the correct location and remembering the details, you can ensure that your tiny pond in a small garden can make a huge impact.