How to Make Small Patio Fish Pond

Jul 29th

Patio fish pond – Creating a small fish pond to your garden or landscape is an inexpensive way to add visual appeal and ambience to your garden. If the pond is located near a patio or deck, watching the fish swim and listen to the flow of a water feature, while reading a book or sipping tea is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Unique Patio Fish Pond
Unique Patio Fish Pond

Find a good location for your pond. An ideal area will be within viewing distance of a deck or patio and close to a water source and electricity, if you plan to install a water feature. Avoid locations near trees with falling leaves, there will have to be removed from the patio fish pond and roots that could puncture the liner. Place garden hose or string on the ground in the desired shape. An uneven shape gives a more natural look. Make the pond as large as possible; a big regret some people have had to build a dam was to make it too small.

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Digging the soil out of the area outlined. Remove all stones, rocks and roots that can cause damage to your liner. A small fish pond must be at least 60 cm deep; the deeper the pond, the less chance there will be that the pond will have unstable temperatures or that wildlife can use it for a snack bar. Build a raised berm around the edge of the pond using soil removed from the graves. The edges of the pond must be elevated several inches above the ground to reduce the chances that water or sprinkler runoff will wash into the patio fish pond.