If you have your heart set on a water feature but aren’t sure where to include it within your landscape design or where it will best suit your garden, here are some questions to help you decide where to position your new pond…
Where will you be able to enjoy it the most and see it from multiple angles?
Ideally, try to find a place where you can enjoy both the sight and the sound of your pond from inside, the lounge or kitchen window, as well as from where you spend most of your time when you are outdoors.
Do you want a flowering pond?
If your pond gets around 4-6 hours of sun a day, it will be perfect for growing flowering plants like water lilies or edible water plants you can add to your menu. The best spot for a pond, no matter what you want in it or growing on it, is where it will get all the morning sun, and then be shaded during the hottest parts of the day. If that isn’t possible, aim for full sun or full shade – but first, research the plants that are best for either condition to help you decide which you prefer.
Do you want to include flowing water?
If you want a fountain or other splashing water feature, then you will want to position it where there is some wind protection from plants in order to reduce water waste. If the spot you have in mind is out in the open, you might consider planting around it – either for protection or so it can water the plants for you! If you want something bigger, like a waterfall or stream, get advice from a professional on the correct flow rate and pump size to prevent water loss from overflow.
And finally – remember to take into account proximity to a power source for your pump and any lighting you require. You’ll want to make sure all cables are installed properly and safely around the pond area!
If for some reason the pond is quite far from the power source, the best option is solar pumps. These are completely powered by the sun with compact, environmentally friendly design, according to Australian standards
We hope this has helped you find the perfect spot for your new pond, but there are so many options when it comes to water features that we are positive you will find something you love, regardless of your space.
Looking for pond supplies? AQUAPRO has everything you need from ponds to pumps and accessories – pop into your local Bunnings to pick up what you need today.