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Making Your Own DIY Pond Is Much Easier Than You Thought!

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

If you’ve got some extra space in your backyard, this is going to be a great warm-weather project. Not everyone has a green thumb fit to maintain a garden, so this is a great alternative to fill up the backyard space with something natural and beautiful.

In just a few simple steps, you can create a mesmerizing garden pond. All you need is a shovel, string, liner or tarp, a water pump, and a few large stones. The pond can even accommodate small fish and plant life.

First, use a long piece of rope or string to lay out the shape and size of the pond. This will help guide you as you dig out the area so that you don’t end up with a bizarre, unwanted shape. Next dig out your pond so that it is deepest in the center.

Add underlayment and lining to fill the area outlined by your rope guideline. Use rocks to hold the liner in place at each corner. Fill the pond with water using a hose and garden water pump. Lastly, cover the remaining edges with thoughtfully laid out stones or even cinder blocks for a more rustic feel. Lastly, add lily pads or other decorative flowers and fish.

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