Raised Garden Pond Makes Attractive Landscaping Feature
If you’ve thought about installing a garden pond, you may have envisioned a log of back-breaking digging to put a hole in the backyard. A water feature need not be quite so dirt-intensive though. An alternative to hollowing out a giant hole in the ground is installing a raised garden pond.
These work the same way as in-ground ponds (they can be any size you want, you can have fish, vegetation, etc.), but they’re elevated so they can be installed on the ground or patio anywhere you’ve got room.
Benefits of raised ponds are that they can be safer, since toddlers won’t accidentally fall in, and they can make a great focal point anywhere in the yard. Also maintenance can be easier when all the parts are above the ground.
Pond liners keep the water from escaping, so just about any material (from wood, to blocks, to concrete, and more) can be used for walling in the pond. This article from Water Gardener Magazine offers a good overview of how to plan and build a raised garden pond.