2 Essential Tips When Building a Garden Pond: Our Guide

2 Essential Tips When Building a Garden Pond

No matter what type of home you have, whether it’s big, small, wide, or narrow, any British house with a nice, sprawling lawn will always be made better if there’s a garden pond out front.


When executed properly, the average pond can add a significant amount of beauty, elegance, and interest to a yard because of how impactful the seemingly-simple addition can make. As you continue to dabble into the idea of building a garden pond, it will make even more sense to have one built right away since it can only get more attractive as time passes by.


A few tips for building the perfect garden pond


Whether they’re used for meditation and reflection or for glitz and glamour, garden ponds will always need to be built in the right way, or matters can turn quite unsightly if the plans are not done well.


At Absolute Armour & Sons, we’ve seen our fair share of clients who jumped right into the building process without any preliminary planning or proper consideration of all the right tips. Although these ponds operate as great focal points in any property, they can be quite demanding in terms of adherence to basic guidelines because of how strict matters can get for a perfect finish.


If you’re keen on outfitting your front lawn with a new aquatic fixture, here are two tips that you can use to assure yourself of a perfect, attractive finish:


Tip #1: Settle on a depth before all else


Often, the costliest adjustments (or the most mistaken and unsightly ones) in any garden pond project will come from an inability to settle on the right depth to work with. This is why it pays to settle the shallow-deep debate quickly.


The main reason the depth of your garden pond is a critical decision is that it heavily affects the cost and appearance of a pond. For instance, deeper ponds will call for a few design adjustments and cost reconsiderations because their bottoms won’t be as visible, meaning you’ll need to focus more on the top area. Shallow ponds, on the other hand, will make it more crucial to display decorative rocks to bring it all together while also requiring a system that makes it easier to handle the accelerated algae build-up.


Once you get to decide on a specific depth to work with, it becomes easier to tinker with the other factors that follow because of the subsequent adjustments and decisions!


Tip #2: Understand reconciling eventual pond size with the pond liner size


One of the most significant factors that we emphasise on when helping clients put their dream garden pond set-ups together is the relationship between the size of a pond and its liner.


The main fact that most people need to understand when placing a still water fixture in their lawn or yard is that a garden pond can only be as large as the size of its underlying pond liner. Before you get to digging, you’ll need to account for your liner size so that you accurately attain the right finish size instead of getting a fixture that does not fit!




When it comes to creating a garden pond, attaining a perfect finish boils down to following the right steps to ensure that no unwanted issues or unsightly finishes follow suit. Through the help of the two tips mentioned above, you can keep your building and planning processes airtight so that you end up with the kind of finish that you’ve always dreamt of having for your home!


If you’re looking for landscape building in Bournemouth, we are the experts who will make your garden pond project happen with finesse. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help transform your property with our passion for making visions come to life!