Before you start digging a pond, you should have already planned the designs and features of your pond. For example, you need to decide how deep your pond will be. The deeper your pond is, the bigger its cost. You may want to have a deep pond if you are going to cultivate fish in it. Another thing you need to decide on is how large your pond will be. The larger your pond is, the greater the cost of lining and filtering it. You also need to keep in mind your local climate. Is the kind of pond you are going to build suitable for your local climate?
You also need to decide what the landscape around your pond will look like. Would you like to have a garden around the edge of your pond? Have you thought what the border of your pond will look like? Do you want your pond to have a rocky border or a flower-bed? Whichever border style you choose for your ponds depends entirely up to you.
While talking of pond size, you should not make your pond so large that it overwhelms your surrounding landscape. At the same time, it shouldn’t be too tiny so as to get itself lost in the shuffle.
And of course, your purpose also affects the design of the pond. If you hire a professional pond designer, I bet they will ask you what you want to do with the pond. Are you looking for some natural relief? Or do you want to cultivate fish? Your purpose will largely affect the design and costs of your pond.
Lastly, as far as pond design is concerned, your imagination is the only limit. It is your pond, so you know best what you want from it. If you need help building a pond, here is a comprehensive guide to help you out!
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