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How To Make Your Own Backyard Fishpond

By Julie Nuttles

If you’re looking at putting in a backyard fish pond, doing some landscaping or just putting in a very interesting central point the fishpond is something that makes an amazing addition. It is going to take some hard work for the assembling of your fishpond but your sweat and your tears will pay off in the end. It’s only moderately difficult to do. The materials that you’re going to need are the pond liner, rocks, shovel, plants and the fish. Additionally, you’ll want to look at some other decorative pond accents, these are optional though.

Next you’re going to want to figure out where you’re going to put the fishpond in your yard. You should look into placing it where it’s going to get some sun though. After that you’ll need to dig a hole. It’s completely up to you on how deep and how long you want to make it but it’s recommended that you at least dig 1foot but 1foot at a bare minimum.

Once the hole is dug you can put in the pond liner at the bottom of the hole. This is done for two reasons: 1. to make sure that you’re not having grass growing into the pond and 2. That water that you put in the pond isn’t seeping into the soil. After that’s done go ahead and put the rocks into and also around the backyard fishpond as this is going to both allow the liner to be held down but you can also build a decorative border with the rocks.

Next you can add the water and then the fish and the plants. Be sure to ask the pet store about the water temperature that’s recommended by them. After you do that you can put the fish in. Add any other decorative items into the pond that you want to at this point. You can find a large share of these at any pet store or home improvement store.

If you want to put in even more of a splash you could consider adding a fountain as well. There are plenty of different types of fountains that you can find in the home improvement stores. You can find plenty of options that are easy to make and incorporate into your landscaping for your fishpond area. You’ll need to make certain that you have an indoor aquarium so you can keep your fish alive during the cold months. Don’t forget that these fish will need fed just like any other fish that you’d have indoors.

Learn more about Backyard Ponds. Stop by Julie Nuttles’s site where you can find out all about Backyard Ponds and what it can do for you.

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Nuttles, Julie "How To Make Your Own Backyard Fishpond." How To Make Your Own Backyard Fishpond. 25 Jul. 2010. 31 Jul 2014 <>.

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Nuttles, J (2010, July 25). How To Make Your Own Backyard Fishpond. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from

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Nuttles, Julie "How To Make Your Own Backyard Fishpond"

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