Make Pond Plants Look Natural
To create a better blend between plants and their surroundings, consider adding aquatic plants around the perimeter of the pond. Plants soften the hard edge of rocks and give a smoother transition from water to land, which mimics the look of ponds and lakes in nature.
The Best View
Make the most of plants by ensuring they are visible from your house or from easy viewing areas like a patio or deck. The same rationale should be used for the placement of aquatic plants, to make sure everything about the pond looks good from the angle it’ll be seen from most often.
Pond Plant Height Matters
Have you ever been about to take a group picture and someone shouts out “taller people in the back, shorter in the front”? This also applies for aquatic plants! Taller plants should be placed towards the back while shorter plants should be placed in front. This will help achieve a natural look with gorgeous layers.
Play with Colors
If the desired pond look is less structured and more textured, a random placement of plants will work well to achieve this look. Mixing the textures and colors of plants is the key to finalizing how a pond looks. Putting emphasis on primary colors especially with larger plants is a great place to start if you or your client aren’t sure where to begin.
The Growth Factor
Its crucial to understand the growth rate of the plants you’re including in pond planning. A common mistake is not planning for how large certain plants will grow and failing to make accommodating space for them. In order to have a true low maintenance pond, its important to plan for plant growth.
The tips above are a great resource for you to achieve a beautiful pond that makes you proud. But remember, ponds don’t fully mature until their 3rd year, so don’t worry if the surrounding area looks a little meager initially. It’s part of the fun to watch ponds grow! For more information, contact us.