How to Design a Garden Around a Pond


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    How to Design a Garden Around a Pond

    Landscaping Design, Water Features | February 18, 2021

    Developing a landscape around a pond can be a complex project, especially if you have no idea where to start. If you are wondering how to design a garden around a pond, the dedicated team from Jovak Landscape & Design can help get you started on the right track, as well as answer any questions you might have.

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    When designing the garden that will paired with the pond in your backyard, you should:

    1. Utilize Existing Elements

    Before starting work on the landscaping around your pond, make sure to take a careful look at the site to determine which existing elements can be used and which should be removed. Using mature trees and already constructed hardscapes can help save you both time and money. Any trees, shrubs, or plants that look old or sickly should be removed ahead of time, so that you can better visualize the space around the pond that you have to work with.

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    2. Incorporate Habitat Plants

    Since ponds are often inhabited by wildlife, consider incorporating tall trees, shrubs, and a variety of different plants to provide animals with an abundance of food sources and places to nest. Planting a wide variety of different plants will not only provide animals with shelter but will also add depth to your landscape.

    3. Add Pops of Colour

    Make sure to take into consideration what you want your garden to look like throughout the year. Doing so will allow you to select a variety of different plants in a range of different colours that will look beautiful all year long.

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    4. Consider the Big Picture

    One of the most important steps that you can take when designing a garden around a pond is thinking about the big picture and how the garden will look from each angle. Designing the garden so that it looks as natural as possible will help create the most appealing aesthetic; however, it is important to ensure that trees and shrubs are placed strategically so that they do not block the view of the pond from the house or outside sitting area.

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    If you would like to learn more about how to design a garden around a pond, or if you are interested in our landscape design services, please contact Jovak Landscape & Design at 604-866-7186 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also stay up to date with the latest landscape design news by following us on Facebook.