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Top 65 Ponds Projects

  1. 1. How To Plan a Water Garden

    Experts discuss the importance of designing and planning a water feature before work begins.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Install a Garden Pond

    Carter Oosterhouse shows how to add interest to outdoor areas with a soothing water feature.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Fragrant Backyard for Relaxing (00:03:43)

    Mom's new backyard gives her a place to relax under a fragrant lemon tree.

  4. 4. Japanese Backyard Getaway (00:03:48)

    A Japanese-themed backyard Man Cave gives Joseph a serene outdoor getaway.

  5. 5. How to Build a Pond or Water Garden

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

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. Oxygenation (01:13)

    The key to a clean, healthy pond is to keep the water moving.

  7. 7. Install a Backyard Water Wall (03:13)

    A four-foot waterfall helps transform a small yard into an island oasis.

  8. 8. Matt Distresses Cabinets (02:57)

    Matt Muenster vlogs about working on the Blog Cabin's bathrooms.

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

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

  10. 10. Edging a Pond (01:46)

    Don't forget to add the finishing touch to your pond: a border.

  11. 11. How to Build a Small Pond

    A small pond is easy to build and the pleasant finishing touch to a backyard cabana.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. Waterfall Deck (02:20)

    This extreme deck features a pond and a waterfall.

  13. 13. Pond Depth (01:57)

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

  14. 14. Pond Energy Efficiency (00:57)

    Here are ways to keep your pond from taking a bite out of your power bill.

  15. 15. Special Water Features (20:01)

    Want to take your outdoor space to a new level? Just add water.

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