Sunday, March 04, 2007

Choosing a Design for Your Koi Pond

Choosing a Design for Your Koi Pond

When you think of your perfect Koi pond, what do you see? Do you envision yourself in the middle of a serene Japanese garden, a small intimate country garden, or perhaps something else? Once you have a general idea of what you want in your Koi pond and surrounding area, you can see to it that the dream becomes a reality. Do your homework beforehand and look at as many koi ponds as possible. You may find certain aspects of each design appealing, and can then combine them into something that you’re comfortable with in your space. Below you will see a few design concepts for your Koi pond. Feel free to add your own flair and personal touch to really make your Koi pond come to life.

Japanese Garden

The Japanese garden is one of the most popular design choices when it comes to Koi ponds. These types of ponds tend to have clean lines, and feature many natural elements. Bonsai and other plants are plentiful and large rocks and boulders are often found around the perimeter of the ponds as well as in the waterfall.

Country Garden

Flowers and other colorful plants are plentiful in this type of garden. Your Koi pond can be a classic round design or could flow through the garden accenting different elements of your design. This type of garden is all about charm and ambiance so don’t forget to install comfortable seating for those lazy summer afternoons of watching Koi.

Modern Ponds

Living in a modern space doesn’t have to stop you from having the Koi pond of your dreams. There are some really beautiful ponds out there that go against the traditional pond designs. Some have converted swimming pools into ponds, while others have designed ponds to go into sunrooms or even on the rooftops of apartment buildings.

Functional Ponds

Many Koi pond owners simply want a design that allows them to have the best possible view of their Koi fish. Consider constructing your pond to fit the flow of your yard or space. Walkways can run alongside the pond, seating areas can look out to the pond, etc. Many Koi owners choose to build their pond very close to their home, so that they can view it from the inside of their home as well as the outside.

The choice is really up to you. Think about what you love about your home and space, and then try to incorporate that into your design scheme. Take your time, do your research, and then do something that you can live with for the long haul. To learn more click HERE


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