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How to Build a Pond or Water Garden

These simple steps make building a pond or water garden to enhance your landscape easy.

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Top 65 Ponds Projects

  1. 1. Modern Eclectic Backyard (03:52)

    An acre of ovegrown ground is transformed into a green, shady sanctuary.

  2. 2. Outdoor Recreation Room (20:00)

    Dean and Derek alter a backyard into a deluxe outdoor recreation room.

  3. 3. Best Pump for Water Gardens (01:26)

    Check out this essential guide for selecting and installing a water pump.

  4. 4. Outdoor Water Features

    Introduce beauty and tranquility into your outdoor space by adding a water feature. Find inspiration in these works of water art from D...

  5. 5. Backyard Pond With Waterfall (00:02:25)

    A dramatic waterfall adds its soothing sounds to this lush backyard pond.

  6. 6. How To Build a Backyard Water Feature

    Learn how to build a water feature that adds interest to a backyard.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. Dragon Breathes Life Into Pond (00:04:49)

    Jake and Joel use a couple's love of dragons to create a 'mythical' yard.

  8. 8. Tropical Pond Oasis (02:18)

    This seating wall features manmade boulders and a central waterfall.

  9. 9. Arbor Complements Tudor Style (00:01:19)

    The Moss brothers' arbor design complements a tudor home and mythical yard.

  10. 10. Planting Aquatic Plants (00:01:00)

    Add color and vitality to a drab, boring pond with these aquatic plants.

  11. 11. How to Create a Pond and Stream for an Outdoor Waterfall

    Create a beautiful pond and stream for an outdoor waterfall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Pond Depth (01:57)

    There are specific depths to consider if a pond will have fish or plants.

  13. 13. How To Excavate for a Water Garden

    Once the pond for the water garden has been designed and marked off, you're ready to start digging with a backhoe.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. Garden Water Features

    From whimsical fountains to quiet pools, DIY Network makes it easy to choose the perfect water feature for your outdoor space.

  15. 15. Easy Free-Standing Pond (05:28)

    Build a simple free-standing pond with a custom seating area.

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