Small Ponds Pack a Punch
If you’re under the mistaken impression that a pond simply won’t fit in your yard … think again! Ponds come in a variety of shapes and sizes and their versatility is what makes them such a great addition to your landscape … in addition to the music of the waterfalls and the birds and butterflies they attract.
You might not think to use big rocks for a smaller pond, but a few boulders create focal points, softened by aquatic plants. The flat rock on the left is a perfect spot to sit and dangle tired tootsies in the water.
The waterfall is in proportion to this smaller pond, nestled snug against the corner of a patio. This used to be a boring patch of grass, but now the homeowner loves sitting outside to drink in this view.
An unexpected surprise awaits visitors to this deck. A magical water garden is tucked smack dab into the middle of the deck, carved out specifically for this tiny pond. A stately tree and beautiful mural create an enchanting backdrop.
Would you rather mow grass, or spend time relishing the serenity of this backyard oasis? A water garden requires less maintenance than the same expanse of grass … and it’s much easier on the eyes, too!
This newer pond looks like it’s been there for years. Strategic use of the surrounding landscape was considered when designing this pond and waterfall.
A waterfall and winding stream spill gently into this small pond. A mix of aquatic and terrestial plants mingle with the rocks and water.
Not sure what to do with that empty space beneath an outdoor staircase? Add a waterfall and pond! This one tucks nicely into this once unused area next to a lower level patio.
Japanese gardens are typically void of color and emphasize the texture and and shape of green foliage. A simple bench beckons you to sit and meditate on the water garden’s simple beauty. Whether you choose a small 4’x6′ pond or something much larger, you won’t regret sprinkling your landscape with a little water.
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Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and off brand paper towels

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