Raised Garden Pond Ideas
Raised ponds make an elegant addition to any garden design, but their shape must complement your landscaping scheme.
This DIY raised pond is ideal for corner gardens. Constructed using a preformed liner filled with dirt and pebbles, an electric fountain keeps the water circulating for optimal cleanliness.
Mini Resin Raised Pond
Raised ponds make an excellent way to fill your garden with plants or provide a place for relaxation – they’re easy to move around, come in various sizes to meet your needs, and come with customizable shapes and materials such as Corten steel or powder-coated aluminum that compliment sleek modern designs perfectly, are compact compared to hollow ones and feature an easy assembly mechanism with their slot-together design allowing quick assembly times.
Installing natural borders around corner raised ponds like this can add beauty to your waterscape by seamlessly blending it with its surroundings. Varying the size and type of stones used as borders and selecting low-growing vegetation that doesn’t obstruct views can further lend an organic touch.
Triangular-shaped ponds make an excellent DIY project to complete quickly in the afternoon, thanks to their triangular form. This project uses a preformed plastic basin lined with bricks to conceal and decorate its liner while adding decorative accents for maximum efficiency. Pavers or concrete blocks may even speed up installation as they’re quicker.
A curved bench offers the ideal place to relax and take pleasure from listening to running water, making it the perfect focal point of any raised pond and providing extra seating at an economical price. An ornamental fountain on the top tier offers additional water circulation while helping reintroduce oxygen into the environment.
If you use a flexible liner in your pond, installing an underlayment may help protect it from punctures and stretching and should be considered essential for all aquatic environments. Most home improvement stores carry such solutions at affordable rates.
When creating a raised garden pond from scratch, start with its form to determine its size and the amount of soil required. Use quality compost or potting soil as the base material while mixing in some sand or gravel as additional support.
Repurposing materials into raised pond designs is an effective solution when garden space is limited, creating unique water features. Metal bowls, rusty cement mixers, and even the remnants of old processing plants make great candidates. Repositioning its edge and filling it with leafy ground cover plants like ferns or bromeliads will soften its look and take advantage of its naturally-occurring shade.
Plants not only add beauty and character to a pond, but they are also vital allies against impurities and algae blooms. Surface plants like lily pads provide food and shelter to fish, while submerged varieties such as Elodea act as natural filters – so ensuring your pond contains multiple fish-friendly plant species will ensure its clear waters stay clear year round!
This raised pond is perfect for smaller gardens due to its small footprint and user-friendly construction. The liner is attached via an easy slot-together design without nails or screws necessary. Plus, its capacity holds up to 330 liters – enough for most aquatic life forms!
Flowers placed strategically around this pond’s rustic wooden finish draw attention and add rustic charm. A copper egret statue adds decorative appeal, while aquatic plants such as lily pads and water hyacinths attract birds that frequent this space.
This unique pond boasts an innovative shape that blends the curvilinear lines of a raised bed with the straight edges of a traditional pond. By placing pond-edge plants, such as this lily, in one corner of its frame, a lily helps break down its rigidity and create an inviting spot for children to play in (under supervision, of course!). Furthermore, other subtle details like nearby garden furniture or carefully chosen potted plants help ease tension in its geometric lines, blurring its borders into its surroundings, becoming one with the landscape over time.
Water lilies make beautiful additions to any backyard garden pond. Not only can they offer a relaxing ambiance, but their many benefits for your pond include providing shade to fish while eliminating light needed by algae blooms, maintaining an eco-system balance in your pond and drawing in wildlife like frogs and amphibians. Water lilies come in various colors, making for stunning displays when planted with other aquatic plants.
When planting water lilies, two methods can be employed – aquatic planters or holes at the bottom of your garden pond are both viable options. With an aquatic farmer, a plastic liner should be laid over the top of the soil before washed gravel is added to prevent it from leaching into your pond when placing the pot into it. It should then be filled until all its space has been taken by water before placing your water lily inside it.
If you’re using a hole at the bottom of your pond for water lily cultivation, it must be deep enough for optimal success. A general guideline suggests placing them 40cm below the water surface. When planting them, cover them with washed gravel or pebbles so the soil doesn’t escape out of the pond and lose nutrients to drainage systems or waterfalls and fountains, which might disrupt their roots’ roots’ vitality.
Water lilies require special care to flourish and bloom well, including regular feeding and removing fallen leaves to avoid overfeeding and drowning in their debris. To keep them looking their best, frequent water changes and pruning are also vital for healthy blooming lilies.
Living in a colder climate may make your lily dormant during winter. When this happens, cut back to about 6 inches above its root ball and move it into your most profound part of the pond for storage until spring arrives when you can restore its original growth height.
An attractive backyard water feature doesn’t need to be limited by preformed raised ponds; DIY structures like this Corten Steel design offer another viable solution. Perfect for those who lack confidence in their ability to build concrete-based garden ponds from scratch, the Corten Steel design features an overflow pipe, inlets for pumping and lighting, and insulated solid lining that protects against leaks while withstanding tree roots that could rupture flexible liners, it comes complete with overflow pipe.
This partially buried pond saves on digging costs while adding visual appeal. Surrounded with white rock edging that highlights its black liner and provides space to plant flowers or small shrubs that can be seen from the water level, its visual impact increases significantly.
River pebbles were added to this pond’s base as a surface for bacteria to colonize and to give its walls a natural rock-like appearance. Stones can quickly and cost-effectively be added at any stage in the construction process, though ideally, covering your walls before pouring concrete would help prevent mud from entering later.
This pond design can be the perfect addition to sloped terrain gardens. Specifically suited to be installed on one side of the slope, its waterfall feature adds beauty and oxygenation, helping keep fish healthy.
This pond was assembled using concrete blocks, slabs, and earthen bricks, cemented with a waterproof cement mix containing latex or acrylic additives to seal their pores and eliminate water seepage. This technique provides fast construction time as it has an array of shapes for you to play around with while still being fully waterproof; however, frost-prone climates might need something different as concrete skin cracking may occur under its weight, making this solution unsuitable.