I built this pond strategically to adjoin our concrete patio. It's large and deep enough to keep the natural habitat content. Rather than the typical round or oval shape I went with triangular to make the waterfall appear as the focal point.
Anyone who has built a pond may tell you they have most likely changed it a few times before it finally gets to where they want it or it looks best. I've changed this little pond three times before I finally set the sides with concrete and stone.
|"Friends" often live here. These two look like they are saying... "I'm just like you!" or... "on your mark, get set..."|
Some a little noisy, but cute.
As you can see, the pond adds a great feature to the right side of the deck and patio area. Here's a view from the high top table with concrete counter I built. I'll take you on the tour of this back yard project with more photos and details as soon as I take them. I revamped or built everything here.
Even the fire pit has been put together and moved several times until I decided the furthest corner was best for it. Then I started pouring the concrete patio... by hand with a wheelbarrow, shovel and hoe. One wheelbarrow load at a time. Sections at a time. It was a labor of love.
This was last spring before I removed the plastic waterfalls and built a concrete and stone waterfall.
This was during the summer with plant growth and the permanent waterfall.
I had to replant and organize this area since we had a professional come in and cut down several 30'-40' weak pine trees that became dangerous next to our house and the neighbor's. We added a sectional landscaping fence for the neighbors' privacy. For a second year growth, everything is flourishing well.
Now that it's spring, I'll work on some finishing touches and come back with more for a full tour of photos and details. I now have some fish in the pond, the wrap around deck is getting finished up and I recovered all of our patio furniture cushions.
The backyard is our favorite place at home. The summers are short and we enjoy every moment here. I especially love taking in the flowers during its short season.
The project is never ending. I add new creations and truly enjoy it.
There will be more, I'm very sure!