Create a Natural Garden Oasis with a Pond

Nothing adds outside value to your home and property like a natural garden oasis with a pond or waterfall. Depending on your home’s design, the natural garden oasis that you create can be ethnic, traditional, contemporary or rustic. Your main objective however, should be to keep it a place of beauty, peace and tranquility; an area of your home where you can rest and be renewed from the stresses of life.

Planning Out Your Natural Garden Oasis with a Pond

When you begin planning out your garden oasis with a pond, pool and/or waterfall, you will want to first get an idea of what you want. It must compliment your house and style of living.

Pond in Zen Garden

Pond in Zen Garden

You will want to decide where to place your natural garden oasis. Most people tend to think of the backyard, but you may decide that your front yard would make a wonderful area of greeting. Keep an open mind as you plan these very important first steps.

Adding Paths, Walkways and Seating Areas

According to an article in homeguides.sfgate.com, “Well-groomed paths are an important part of the overall appearance of the pond and the surrounding area, so include them as part of your décor. Paths can be raked gravel, flat stones or wooden walkways.” You might even want to consider a wooden bridge over water that flows into your pond or pool. And along your path, or in your seating area, you may wish to add a fountain for a soothing effect.

Choosing Decorative Figures to Compliment Your Theme

The choice of decorative garden figures should enhance your natural garden oasis and theme. If your theme is oriental, you might consider an oriental statue and a Japanese lantern:

Laying Guan Yin Statue

Laying Guan Yin Statue

 

Kyoto Japanese Lantern

Kyoto Japanese Lantern

For a more contemporary or rustic theme, one might consider metal grass:

Metal Grass Ornament

Metal Grass Ornament

And then there are the metal birds, such as this gorgeous heron which can stand in or alongside a pond or pool:

Solar Copper Patina Metal Heron

Solar Copper Patina Metal Heron

These are just a sampling of our suggestions. For a more extensive search of how you can create your own unique natural garden oasis with a pond, we invite you to visit our extensive collection of statues and lawn ornaments.

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