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Pond with built-in seating

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This raised water feature has built-in seating that creates a relaxing space to enjoy the garden.





The project


Finished my new water feature. There's something so soothing about the sound. I designed and built this pond with a height and top plate that allows people to sit and chill out. I used Whites Retain It for the corners to create a neat finish.




There are a range of good and largely natural pond care products out there for both algae and bugs. When it comes to mosquitos, the best thing is moving water as they like it stagnant. Add a pump and fish. There are some great native fish or just ask at your local pet store what they have that's suitable for ponds. Pretty much anything will eat mosquito wrigglers. Bear in mind though that most fish that eat wrigglers will also feed on frog spawn and small tadpoles so it's worth being selective.


How to create a pond


Adam shared this video to show how he created his pond with built-in seating. You can also check out his guide How to create a pond in a pot for a water feature that you can have up and running within a few hours. It's perfect for those with a balcony or courtyard.



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