PFK helps you choose and create a great-looking water feature to be proud of.
Scratching your head over what type of pond would suit you and your outdoor space? We help you choose and create a great-looking water feature to be proud of.
THE OPTIONS for a pond are almost endless, depending on the space you have and the budget you can run to. It can be a dug-in liner with planting around it to hide and soften the edges, brick built and raised from the ground within a patio or simply one created by recycling an old bath.
The following pages give outlines of three different styles of pond, but boundaries can be merged by mixing them up a bit – for example, it’s common to see a garden pond with an area or connected pool for a nature pond.
You’ll also often see larger garden ponds housing colourful Koi alongside goldfish and Golden orfe. Or you can use a connected ‘vegetable filter’ on a Koi pond, which is basically a nature pond with fast-growing plants (to remove nutrients from the water).
You can have a lot of fun fusing types and styles, mixing in steams, waterfalls and bog gardens, too.
Creating a pond, given the amount of space and effort involved, is not something you’re going to do often, so although equipment can be changed it’s best to take time to think a pond through before you start digging.