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Having a pond enhances your garden in many ways. Ponds are both aesthetically pleasing and good for attracting all sorts of wildlife to your garden. And if you add a water feature, the gentle sound of bubbling water can add a very relaxing element to your garden. Here are a few general tips on how to create and maintain a garden pond and what sort of plants you can grow in and around it.
There are a few factors to take into account when deciding where to locate your pond. It is not advisable to situate a pond or any water feature near to or under trees as leaves can quickly clog a pond and contaminate the water. Ponds are best situated in open sunny sites in order for plants and pond-living creatures to thrive. You will also need to be aware of any manhole covers or other immovable objects in your garden and it would be as well to keep well clear of those. The size of your pond really depends on what you are trying to achieve and also on the size of your garden. If you only have a very small garden, then an overly large pond will dominate the area. In a small garden you can make a perfectly functional and decorative pond by using an old sink or large wooden barrel. The same rule applies to a large garden, where a small pond will look insignificant and lost in the general design.