Released On 7th Jul 2023
The Benefits Of Adding A Pond To Your Garden
A garden is as unique as its owner. No two are the same, and even if you gave two people an identical plot of land and told them to design a garden, the final look of each would be wildly different, with all sorts of little details showcasing the designer’s style and personality. It's one of the reasons we love working on gardens so much! But did you know that adding a pond to your garden not only gives you a unique feature decoration but provides loads of other benefits to you and your garden? If you've been considering adding a pond to your garden, read on to discover some of them for yourself.
Added Visual Appeal
Let's get the obvious one out of the way quickly - ponds look nice. A well-thought-out and carefully positioned pond can be absolutely stunning, creating a beautiful focal point for your garden. Add in colourful fish. decorative plants, some lighting and no one will be able to resist sitting and staring at it for hours. Depending on your preferences you could also add features like waterfalls, splitters, statues or rock borders to give extra emphasis, or just make something nice to look at! It’s the perfect way to create your own little pocket of paradise any time you need to get away from the world.
Create Zen Sounds
Close your eyes and listen to the sound of the ocean waves lapping, the rain falling or water trickling down a stream. In minutes you'll feel more relaxed, thanks to your brain's natural response to nature. Honestly, the power of nature sounds (and running water in particular) is hugely overlooked! So if you want your garden to be your little slice of calmness and peace, a pond makes a great addition.
Water is also great at something called 'sound masking'. Having a pond with a running water feature will create white noise, which can help cancel out less desirable noises like noisy neighbours or street traffic. Having a planted backdrop to the water feature can even help direct the sound, so you can point the sound masking capability where you need it most.
Did you know that having a pond in your garden can actually save you money? The water essentially acts as outdoor air conditioning, with water evaporating off the surface reducing heat and cooling the air In the surrounding area. This will make your outdoor space much more comfortable to be in, especially during the summer, and means you'll spend less time indoors with the air conditioning cranked up. They’re also a great way to deal with soggy spots in your garden, providing a convenient runoff path that leaves your garden healthier and reduces the time and money you spend on garden maintenance.
Better For The Environment
If you're someone who loves the environment, then a pond is an absolute must for your garden. They’re the perfect way to create a mini ecosystem and do your part to preserve some struggling species. Ponds keep themselves topped up with rainwater, and provide water to nearby plants, creating a self-sustaining cycle of hydration that’s great for local wildlife. They also provide a stable and safe habitat for thousands of animals and insects, from fish and frogs to dragonflies, bugs and even birds. Ponds provide shelter, warmth, food, water and breeding grounds for all of them. If you can include some native plant life and provide suitable food, you'll quickly have your own slice of flourishing biodiversity.
Reduce 'Dead' Space
Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what to do with some of your garden space. This is especially true if you have a large patio or town space that feels a bit dull or lifeless. And let’s be honest, a bit of a waste of outdoor space! A garden pond is a great option here as it's an easy way to make use of that empty space, make it feel more natural and give you something nice to look at. And let’s be honest - less grass to mow and less patio to wash and weed can't be a bad thing!
At CMA Garden Design we absolutely love ponds. If your garden space is suitable, we will almost always recommend having a pond, and were happy to help come up with ideas that suit your style and preferences. If you're considering adding a pond to your garden, we would love to help. Just get in touch with the team today to book your free consultation.