Humans are naturally drawn to parks, gardens and attractive bodies of water. There is something about these that speaks to our need for peace and serenity. This is one of the many reasons there is a lot of interest in watergardens, even having your very own at home. As an environment of peace and serenity and a forum for creative expression, adorning your yard or property with a garden pond is a project that everyone, friends and family will enjoy.
Once completed the positive effects will be seen immediately. My mother has a beautiful pond, waterfall and surrounding garden she built herself in her back yard. Not only is there the pond with a small waterfall, but also a variety of plants and flowers, fish and even turtles. With a nice deck and fire pit close by all visitors gravitate to this environment. Yes a garden pond becomes the focal point of all activities in the yard.
It is very interesting to see how both young and old thoroughly enjoy and get involved with this park like setting. The generation gap melts under its influence. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Flowers, animals, fish and last but not least the body of water with the soothing gurgling sounds of the waterfall. Weather you believe we evolved with this need or were created with it there is no ignoring the benefits of the peaceful surrounding created by this lovely garden.
There are no limits to what you can design if you put your mind to it. But it is not necessary to have something so huge it becomes a burden as far as maintenance or to even have a deadline as to completion. Making the pond and waterfall first and then gradually adding all the additional amenities as you go can be a great way to progress and not be overwhelmed. A sort of work in progress if you like and if you really think about it this will help keep things new and interesting. It is even enjoyed more as a community project that all members of the family can get involved in.