Improving the Look of Your Garden Pond or Water Feature
Every year, homeowners have dreams of adding a beautiful garden pond or waterfall to their yard and attempt to make the dream a reality. Unfortunately, even after taking a class on building a pond or reading a do-it-yourself book on the subject, few homeowners are able to create the water feature they envisioned. If you have a garden pond on your property which didn’t quite turn out like you planned, or inherited an old water feature with your home, there are ways to make it look better after a quick trip to your local landscape supply store. Here are a few tips:
- Add plants. Often, a pond or waterfall feature looks out of place when it’s left standing alone. Adding some foliage around the edges can make a big difference in the appearance of your pond, making it look more natural. Talk to your landscape supplier about what plants work best for garden ponds and water features.
- Visible pond liners. If you have a pond that’s lined with river rocks, you can probably see the pond liner between the large rocks. A quick solution to this is to buy some pea gravel or other small rock to fill in the gaps.
- Invest in boulders. Many ponds or water features have symmetrical pavers, or rocks which are all roughly the same size. Buy some larger boulders to add dimension to your water feature, making it look more natural.
If your water feature or pond is leaking or no longer working correctly, it may be time to remove it or have it replaced. It is worth the extra investment to have a landscaping professional install a new feature that will have the look and aesthetic appeal that you always wanted.
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