What You Need to Know Before Adding a Pond to Your Denver Landscape Design

May 19, 2020

The right Denver landscaping elements can make your home stand out from the rest on your block, but they can also transform the space into the yard of your dreams. For most people, landscaping allows them to turn their home and yard into an escape—a vacation destination just yards away from their back door. And nothing helps accomplish that feeling more than installing a water feature, fountain, or pond in the space. If you’re considering adding a pond to your landscaping, there are a few things you need to know before you get started.

Positioning Matters
Before you start looking for landscape design teams to help you build your pond, you need to think about where you want to put it. The best place for a pond is the place that you’ll enjoy having it most. However, you’ll want to try to avoid building it too close to trees or other landscaping elements that you want to leave intact. 

The water and equipment can do damage to tree roots if you’re not careful. If you’re not sure where the best spot is, discuss your options with your landscaping professional. They’ll help you narrow down the best places in your yard. 

It Can Increase Your Liability
Installing a pond is a big responsibility and can dramatically increase your liability as a homeowner. Before you put one in on your property, contact your insurance agent to see if you need to increase your homeowner’s insurance coverage limits. If you have kids or pets in the home, make sure they know how to be safe around bodies of water. If they can’t swim, you’ll want to look into certain safety measures or wait to install the pond until they can be safe around water. 

Make Sure You’re Willing to Handle the Maintnance
Ponds can be low-maintenance, but they’re always going to require some work and regular upkeep. The amount of upkeep you’ll need to take care of will largely be based on the type of pond you install. For example, fish ponds require more filters, regular cleaning, and frequent monitoring if you want to keep the fish happy and healthy. However, if you’re just installing the pond to add personality to your landscaping, a naturally filtering body of water full of lily pads can decrease the amount of maintenance you need to do on a regular basis. 

Schedule a Consultation Now
If you’re thinking of installing a pond on your property, but aren’t sure where to start, you’re not alone. Finding the perfect spot and pond type takes time and the best way to speed the process up is to work with an experienced landscaping team. Schedule a consultation with our team today and let us help you find the best options for your home and yard. 

We’ve helped homeowners across the Denver metro area add dynamic water features to their yards for years. We’ll work with your budget and your personal aesthetic to find the best options for your home in no time. 
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