When building a garden pond there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Garden ponds may be created in many different ways and it is up to you to design your pond in the way that you like most. Of course, you may want to include a bridge and a beach in your garden pond and that is a wonderful way to integrate the pond into your yard. You may be using a Scottsdale landscape contractor to help you design your garden pond or you may be designing your garden pond on your own. If that is the case then you will need a few suggestions to help you make your garden pond as beautiful as possible.
The first thing to keep in mind is to think of exactly how you want the pond, bridge, and beach laid out. When you know what you want the pond to look like. Also, keep in mind that the majority of water gardeners look back and say their biggest mistake was making their water garden too small. So, do not be afraid to make your water garden as big as you like. That way you can really enjoy the fish and plants you place in the pond not to mention if you have a bridge and beach you will need a substantial sized pond in order for it to look good.
Now that you know what you want you need to find a place in your yard for it. If you are putting so much effort and time into your garden pond you will want to make sure it is in a location that you can truly enjoy. Usually close to home is the best place so that you will not have to go far from the house to enjoy your garden. Also, you may want to consider placing the garden in a location where you can see it from your favorite window all year round. Avoid placing your garden near trees and the like because it will only make your garden dirty and require more work from you when the leaves fall inside! Keep in mind that direct sunlight on the pond is important if you want to grow certain types of water plants like water lilies.
Once you finish with your garden then you can begin building your bridge across it as well as surrounding the garden with sand to make the beach. Save these two steps for last. Also, keep in mind that you do not want to build a bridge that is too big or else it will shade your view. If this feels like too big a job for you then contact a landscape designer Phoenix to help you make your garden pond a reality.