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Beyond the water: the benefits of adding a pond to your backyard

An exploration of how a pond will elevate your outdoor living.

While ponds have been around for quite some time, they're still enveloped in a level of mystery when it comes to how they can benefit a home, family, and lifestyle. Here are four benefits — beyond the beautiful optics — to ponder if you're considering making the investment.

Benefit #1: Ponds provide a backdrop for some of life's most meaningful moments

A pond is so much more than just a water feature. It's a place to gather with family and friends and bond while creating lasting memories. Whether a backyard BBQ, birthday party, family photoshoot, wedding ceremony, or otherwise, a beautifully designed pond makes for a stunning centrepiece and the perfect backdrop for celebrations in the company of your closest friends – with a glass of Rosé, of course.

Benefit #2: Ponds can be used to attract wildlife and manage your landscape

Ponds offer a crucial advantage in supporting dwindling wildlife populations in suburban areas. They serve as sanctuaries, providing essential resources such as food, water, shelter, and breeding grounds for native species like dragonflies, frogs, and birds. Incorporating native plants in and around the pond further enhances its wildlife-friendly environment, as these plants offer the best sources of food and cover for wildlife.

Benefit #3: Ponds provide teaching moments for little ones

Parents and grandparents tell us how much they love to watch as their young ones play by the pond; catching frogs, feeding fish, and chasing butterflies and dragonflies. Their pond is the place to observe and learn about wildlife, including ducks, bunnies, birds, turtles, and deer. Add in the opportunity to teach children about the importance of ecosystems close to home, and a pond quickly shifts from being a beautiful feature to a useful tool.

Benefit #4: Ponds enhance wellness

A pond in your backyard is the perfect excuse to unplug and find inner peace. The calming effects of the water can help reduce levels of stress, enhance your mood, and improve your ability to focus.

We design our ponds to bring you the same soothing ambiance you’d find in nature. The sound of flowing water dampens outside noises while releasing negative ions into the atmosphere to create a suitable environment for mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and other wellness practices.

Designing your yard around a water feature brings a personalized ambiance to take outdoor living to a whole new level. Not only will you create a calming atmosphere and a micro-ecosystem fit for aquatic plants and wildlife, but you will also manifest the oasis of your dreams.

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We always love hearing from people who want to bring the water closer to home. Get in touch with our expert team today with any questions you have about water features and we’ll dive in together.

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