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Let’s Roll out the 10 Best Backyard Pond Ideas…
Here are 10 awesome backyard pond ideas that can be tailored to suit your unique desires and needs. Find inspiration your own pond here or use these great backyard pond ideas as inspiration for your own special design. Enjoy!
1. Friendly Ecosystem Pond
This ecosystem pond is first on the list of our backyard pond ideas because, on top of looking fabulous all lit up in the evening, this pond has all the natural elements of a natural pond – including a biological & mechanical filter, a recirculating system, aquatic plants, fish, and rocks & gravel. Together these elements create a low-maintenance pond. Find out more about Ecosystem Ponds.
2. Water Garden Pond
If you love plants and gardening as well as the water, then try a water garden. Create variety in your backyard and enjoy aquatic plants as well as terrestrial plants. Add a waterfall like this and your backyard will dazzle all your senses. If you want to learn more about plants for your pond, go to Aquascape’s Water-Gardening Blog on Plants.
3. Shallow Children’s Pond
Kids love to play in or near the water, doing fun things like catching fish and chasing dragonflies. Small, shallow ponds are safe for kids (though you should still supervise them when they are near water) and offer children plenty of entertainment. We couldn’t pick just one sample photo for you – these kids are too cute!
4. Decorative Pond by the Patio
You don’t need a large pond to benefit from the joys of a pond in your own backyard. This pond made the list of backyard pond ideas because it is a perfect addition to the patio. You can enjoy a small pond and waterfall, aquatic plants and other wildlife, all while having your morning coffee or lunch. This would make a peaceful place to visit with friends and family.
5. Koi Pond
Do you like fish? Well, Koi Ponds are suitable for most of us living in Ontario as they are hardy fish that can withstand Winter temperatures – they simply become dormant when the temperature drops. Another fish species that does well in outdoor ponds is Goldfish. To learn more about caring for Koi in your outdoor pond, read our other blog post called Essentials of Koi Fish Care for Backyard Ponds.
6. Corner Pond
If you want to preserve green space in a smaller backyard, a pond installed in a corner near the edge of your house is ideal. You can see that there is a patio stone, which connects to this small pond at the corner of this homeowner’s backyard along the fence. The small waterfall and surrounding flower beds complete this look.
7. Corner Pond with Stream & Waterfalls
Perhaps you have more space in your backyard, but still like the idea of a corner pond along your property’s edge. This pond is set up at the end of a stream with a series of waterfalls that can be enjoyed from your back windows or close-up from the sitting area accessed from this stone bridge! It’s so beautiful and serene – I want to stay for a while!
8. Swimming / Recreational Pond
Just like a pool, swimming ponds can not only provide entertainment in the city or the country, but they can also be used all year round for more than swimming. Use these swimming / recreational ponds for skating, pond hockey, or simply just splashing around during the Spring. And remember, these ponds are not just for kids! Learn more about Recreational Ponds.
9. Mini Ponds
We always include these patio ponds, mini container water features, as an option for people who just don’t want to deal with a lot of digging in their backyards but still want the touch of trickling water. These unique Patio Ponds are great backyard pond ideas for your backyard, even if you don’t have a yard as they fit on decks, porches, and apartment terraces, too! Watch the video, How To Create an Easy Container Water Feature on Clearwater Creation’s page highlighting Fountainscapes.
10. Mega Ponds
Have you dreamt of having a lakefront cottage or home? Not everyone has the means to buy a second property, but if you have a large yard you may be able to sustain a large pond – AKA the mega pond! These ponds can host fish, plants, and people. Notice the Gazebo, a covered sitting area, and the open air sitting area that can found via this wooden bridge – which could even double as a dock! This pond is big enough for small boats and, of course, winter activities like hockey and skating!
Put Clearwater to Work in Your Backyard
Clearwater Creations, a team led by Joey and Tim, are the pond guys of Eastern Ontario. Certified Aquascape Contractors and Prize-winning Pond Builders, this team knows how to guide you from start to finish, from the installation of your new pond to the maintenance of your amazing completed pond. They are friendly and dedicated pond experts offering all sorts of water features and services. Contact the staff at Clearwater Creations to start discussing your own unique backyard pond ideas.