Garden design is entirely personal, everyone has a different idea of what makes for a beautiful garden and everyone will have different things that they are going to want to include. One popular addition to an outdoor space has to be a fish pond.
But how do you design your garden to include a fish pond? What things do you have to think about? Let’s take a look at some of them.
It will come as no surprise that an area around a fish pond can get wet, this can mean that normal grass can end up muddy, looking messy and sometimes even not able to be walked on. This is the last thing that you are going to want if you want to take a look at the fish that are living in there. A great alternative that you can put in place is artificial grass. This won’t get muddy, and you will be able to stand on it to take a look at everything that is happening within your fish pond.
It is also incredibly important that you think about safety when putting a fish pond in your garden, even more so if you have pets or young children in the house. Many people decide to cover their fish pond with netting, not only does this minimise the risk of any children or pets getting into trouble in the pond, but it does not stop you being able to enjoy what is going on in the pond.
A fish pond works really well on its own in your garden, however, if you want to add in an extra touch, then you might want to consider adding a water feature. These come in a wide range of styles, from statues that incorporate water, or perhaps a fountain. All things that can bring your fish pond to life and make it a beautiful focal point.
A fish pond is not only beautiful, but it is also incredibly relaxing and a great way to enjoy nature in your own garden space. This means that you may want to take a look at how you can create a seating space around your fish pond. Have it next to a dining area where you may sit and eat, or perhaps have it in the middle of a seating area where you and your family will spend some time together relaxing. You could even, if you like the idea, place seating around the pond itself, however, you need to keep in mind that if you have children or pets, this may not be ideal as it can pose a safety risk.
A fish pond is a great addition to your garden and outdoor space, however, much like adding any large feature into your garden, you are going to need to give it some careful thought before you put it in place.