Backyard ponds used to have very limited choices, but today there are so many ways to create a pond or water feature in your garden that you can be sure there is a style and type of maintenance that will suit you to each.
Below is an inspirational list of 23 backyard pond ideas to get you started this weekend.
Benefits of a backyard pond
There is no better way to attract wildlife to your yard than to create a pond. Ponds provide a natural habitat for many creatures, including frogs, toads, newts, and a variety of insects. These are a joy to watch in the garden and they can also be a great educational opportunity for children to discover new creatures and learn all about them.
Backyard ponds are known to create a relaxing environment that can help you relieve stress. Incorporating water fountains or flowing streams into your space provides visuals and sounds that promote serenity and calm.
You don’t need a large yard to have a pond, and even the smallest yard can accommodate a pond if you can let your imagination run wild and get creative with the space you have. However, if you have a large area, a pond is a great way to fill up some of that space and add an interesting feature to an otherwise dull lawn. A pond can help divide your garden into defined sections and give it a more structured look.