A water feature or pond can easily become the best feature in your backyard and a favorite hangout. The cool part is that installing and maintaining a small water garden or pond is actually pretty easy. We’ll tell you how in this article.
As we wrote in a previous entry, finding the right spot for your water feature or pond really boils down to two things:
Other key factors include finding a space with soil strong enough to support a pond and away from rooted plants to avoid roots growing into and damaging the lining of the pond or feature.
Ideally, you want a one-piece liner. That’s ok because most suppliers can order liners 50 feet wide and larger. You can trim the liner to fit and place the scraps over areas that can be secured by large rocks.
Before installing the liner, remove any sharp stones or roots that could puncture it.
The pump is used to move water through the water feature or pond. Rather than placing it on the floor, place it on a brick or stone so that it doesn’t suck up damaging sludge.
It’s also good to place the pump as far away as possible from the actual waterfall or another inflow point.
Because rainwater carries soil, grass clippings and just about everything else in your yard, a slight ridge (3 inches should be high enough) around the top of your pond goes a long way in keeping those pollutants out.
Maintenance for backyard ponds or water features is actually quite simple.
While it’s true that the typical water feature can be installed in about a day, it’s a good idea to let the San Diego backyard water feature experts here at Juniper Landscaping help you with the design and installation. We’ve got it down to a science.
Call us at (619) 334-9464.