Preparing to Build: Garden Pond Cost Considerations Preparing to Build: Garden Pond Cost Considerations

When it comes to building garden ponds there are many things to keep in mind when it comes to the total price tag. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning to build a garden pond.

Size

A huge pond may sound like a great idea for your backyard, but the cost associated with it is likely to be huge as well. You don’t need a giant pond to have a nice relaxing view and an entertaining conversation starter.

Natural Stone or Wood Frames

A natural stone pond is really fantastic to look at, but is much more expensive than a wood frame. If you like the look of the stone but don’t like the look of the price, consider having a wood frame built (for above ground ponds) and use a natural stones as accent points. In ground ponds are best for natural stone. You can get away with using a few landscape boulders for that natural look at a much lower cost.

Above or Below Ground
The in ground ponds are much more expensive to build than an above ground pond. Depending on the grading of your yard, you may be able to get away with a nice above ground pond by using lots of stone and shrubbery around it.

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