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Backyard Ponds

Build one of these backyard ponds to make a great addition to any landscape.

  1. How to Build a Garden Pond and Deck

    Let us show you how to add this easy-to-build pond and easy-care deck to your garden. This serene retreat can be built by a novice and doesn't require a lot of expensive tools, yet it offers a unique design. In this article, we'll show you the plans and techniques needed to construct the pond and deck. All it takes is some digging, simple assembly and this easy to follow DIY advice.

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    Add the magic of moving water to your backyard, with a waterfall and pond. Our instructions show you how to build them using preformed shells for simplicity.

  2. Build a Backyard Pond and Waterfall

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    A backyard pond with running water, floating plants and darting fish can make a bland space breathtaking. Keeping it attractive and trouble free takes work, but with a little extra care at the planning and building stages, you can create a pond that's almost maintenance-free.

  3. Pond: How to Build a Low-Maintenance Pond

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    Get great advice from professional pond builders and long-time pond owners about building and maintaining backyard ponds, waterfalls and streams.

  4. How to Build a Bamboo Water Feature

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    Here's a simple and elegant way to add a soothing waterfall to your backyard. Make this easy-to-build Japanese bamboo water feature. We'll show you how to build the bamboo sluice in a single day and we'll also show you how to build a small pond to catch the water complete with a pump and water plants, if you want to turn this into a weekend project.

  5. How to Build a Pond & Fountain in One Day

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    Build a compact, yet attractive fountain and pond using simple off-the-shelf materials for less than $200. And complete it in one day! It'll spruce up your backyard.

  6. Outdoor Pond Ideas: Pond in a Box

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    Build this simple, above-ground pond in a weekend. It features a fountain and a trellis. It's attractive, yet you avoid the tough digging chore. Plus it's less of a hazard for toddlers than an in-ground pond.

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