March 27, 2015

A Pond on A Budget

The calming sound of running water has been enjoyed by people for many centuries and has been introduced to landscapes Ponds and waterfalls are a great escape into nature without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Backyard ponds can range from simple to very elaborate. If you have the space for a pond with the new technology in pumps, liners and the how to videos available for anyone to learn the tips and tricks of building a pond, it is becoming easier and friendlier for anyone to endeavor in such a project.

To really get a beautiful pond with water falls and all the fun relaxing features you need space. Space is not always available especially if you live in the city where the need for a quick escape into nature is much desired. So what alternative/s would you have?

If you don’t have space and/or cannot fork in the resources for an elaborate pond you can Pond on a Budget by installing a self contained water fountains in your landscape. You can find them at any landscape retailer including Home Depot and Lowes. You can choose from heavy stone to a lighter resin that look like stone. There are many styles to accommodate your taste; the more traditional Mediterranean three tier fountain, to more contemporary with geometric shapes. Some include statue of children and animals if you are trying to scare away some birds and even some critters.

These self-contained water fountains can be placed anywhere in your outdoor living space: your deck, your patio, in the midst of your garden and flower beds, as part of your seating arrangement etc… anywhere you can see and hear the calming sound of running water.
If you have some space and you want to have a little pond with fish swimming in it, it is certainly feasible without having to break bank. Using concrete landscape block for building planters and such, you can build a pool of any shape (round, square, kidney etc…) either in ground or above ground. Add a pond liner and fill it with water. To add the sound of running water you can add a tall water fountain in in the middle and voila! You got the look and the sound without the hassle. They certainly serve the purpose without the hassle and you don’t have to break the bank to get one.  

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