Water-Lily Pond with Bridge
Trailing Stone Pond
Traditional landscaped ponds are commonly associated with small spaces and city homes, but this country property affords ample space for a flowing, multilevel pond complete with several pooling areas. It is edged with a landscaped perennial garden that includes grasses, shrubs, and hostas.
Here’s a pond with a waterfall that's ideal for this wooded lot in a northern climate. This Edmonton-area property is surrounded by forests and makes use of light-colored flat rocks, dark landscaping mulch, shrubs, and perennials to create a dramatic backyard water feature.
Laid Stone Pond
This beautiful backyard pond was built in two days using 6,000 pounds of red New England fieldstone, a flat and stackable rock that's perfect for water features. When working with this much stone, protect yourself by having the suppliers deliver it directly to the project site. For full project details, check out this guide.
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How would you like to outfit your deck with a mini pond? If you can dig and cut boards, you can achieve the look with ease. This meditative backyard sanctuary cost about $3,000 to complete and offers a tranquil getaway from everyday life.
Galvanized Tub Pond
Rectangular Zen Pond
Lily Pad Deck Pond
Swimming Pond Extraordinaire
Are you looking for a swimming area but are resistant to the traditional backyard pool? This natural swimming pond includes a three-foot-deep shallow area as well as a six-foot deep end lined with granite flagstone. A shallow “regeneration” zone includes plants, aquatic insects, and bacteria to clean and filter the water.
Natural Garden Pond
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