How to Build a Garden Pond

Did you know that you can build a garden pond at home, without the help of a contractor?

A garden pond can be a beautiful and serene addition to your home. It can add appeal to your home and gives you a nice spot to relax and enjoy after a long, stressful day at work.

Garden Pond Construction Materials

Lowe’s Home Improvement channel on YouTube and Monica Mangin from “The Weekender” provide you with an easy tutorial on how to make a garden pond at home.

Get these materials ready to construct one, based on the materials used in the video tutorial:

  • Brown river rock
  • Digging shovel
  • Egg rock
  • Flexible pond liner
  • Garden spade
  • Gold mulch
  • Large black pebbles
  • Marking paint
  • Mattock
  • Pea gravel
  • Pond filter
  • Pond liner
  • Pond tubing
  • Sand
  • Spray foam for pond and stone
  • Water pump
  • Wheelbarrow

Steps in Building a Garden Pond at Home

As you can see in the video below, building a garden pond is actually easier than you think!

Photo credit: Lowe’s Home Improvement

Step 1. Choose your location.

It’s important to only build a garden pond if you’re sure that you want one.

Also, you have to pick a spot that the pond will be in – and make sure that’s your best final choice. Because it will be difficult (and costly) to move the pond if you change your mind later.

Step 2. Plan your garden pond design and get the materials ready.

Step 3. Layout the pond and start digging for the rigid pond liner. Make sure that the pond liner is level; though an uneven liner can make it look more natural.

Step 4. If you’re adding a waterfall feature, you can create one using a flexible pond liner.

Step 5. Install the water filter and pump, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 6. If you’re using cement, you need to wait at least 2 days before filling the hole with water.

Step 7. While waiting for the cement to dry up, you can start landscaping around the pond.

Step 8. Once ready, you can fill your garden pond with water and add the plants.

Step 9. You can turn this project into a koi pond by adding some koi fish into your garden pond.

Final Words

A garden pond can be a beautiful feature for your home. You can also add some light features and place some garden chairs nearby to fully enjoy it even at night.

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4 thoughts on “How to Build a Garden Pond”

  1. If I have the time, it would be great to invest in making a garden pond. That looks amazing and thanks for this informative post.

  2. I’ve been thinking about making one little garden pond for a while now, thanks for these great tips and hints, now I’m even more motivated to really make it!


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