A close up of a pond

5 Reasons to Add a Pond to Your Garden

April 30, 2019

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You might think of water features in gardens as being very decadent. You might imagine large homes with massive gardens and huge Japanese style koi ponds, or intricate fountains as tall as the house. You might think that water features are just for those with plenty of money and lots of space.

But this simply isn’t true. You don’t need to be rich or have a sprawling garden to have a water feature. You could fit a smaller pond with pumps and filters from Swell UK into a much smaller space. Or, you could instead opt for a small fountain or feature that’s taller than it is wide, with an ornamental pond at the foot, so as not to take up as much floor space. There are lots of different options when it comes to finding a water feature for your space. You just need to look around and plan carefully.

There are many advantages to having a water feature or pond in your garden, and it’s certainly worth going ahead if it’s something that you are considering. Here’s a look at some of the benefits.

advantages to having a pond in your garden

A close up of a pond

Water is Relaxing

The sound of running water is exceptionally relaxing. Even looking at relatively still water can soothe your mind. Having a pond in your back garden gives you somewhere to relax and unwind. You might find that it eases your stresses and that you often find yourself dozing off on a comfortable chair next to your pond.

It Will Attract Wildlife

Ponds are a great friend to wildlife and nature. Whether you’ve got fish or not, the water will attract birds, frogs and all sorts of insects. It could be a breeding ground that helps to support your local environment.

This means it’s also a great way to teach your children about wildlife and nature. Encourage them to watch the pond and spend time together researching and learning about what you can see. Paint pictures, look online and watch documentaries and films to support this learning and your pond can be a valuable educational tool.

A large purple flower is in a pond

It Adds Value to Your Home

A small water feature might not add value, as you’ll take it with you if you should ever leave your home. But, even that could help if you ever want to sell. Viewers will see your water feature, and it will help them to see what could be done with your outdoor space. It means there’s potential.

A large pond has a worth of its own, which is added to your home. Some fish could be excellent investments if you buy them small too.

It Can Teach Responsibility

If you’ve got older kids, it can be hard to find ways to teach them responsibility. A pond could be the answer. Give them jobs like feeding the fish and cleaning the sides. Having their own chores will help to teach them not just responsibility but also about caring for other living things.

It Looks Good

Perhaps the most obvious benefit to having a pond in your garden is that it looks good. Even a small and shallow pool can be nice to look at, especially if you add colour with plants and ornaments.

  • MumFounded May 8, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I grew up with a garden pond, and loved it. The main drawbacks were the stinky job of cleaning it out 3x a year, but aside from that…. It was amazing! I used to spend hours lay by the fountain, reading a book. BLISS! We had one in our garden too, pre kids… I can’t have one now though, as it’s too risky with my autistic son.

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