Adding Tranquility to your Yard with Small Backyard Ponds

Looking to add some life and excitement to your yard? Small backyard ponds are a great way to do it! A properly built backyard pond can bring an element of tranquility to your landscape that is hard to equal with any other landscaping feature. Not only are ponds pleasing to look at, but the sound of water falling or trickling down a water feature is an excellent way to help ease your mind at the end of the day. has all the information you need to create a healthy, vibrant backyard pond that will bring you years of enjoyment!

Small Backyard Ponds

The nice thing about building a custom pond is you can build it any size and shape to perfectly fit the amount of space you have. If you only have a small space available, don't worry! If designed properly, small ponds can have a big effect!

Because a pond will use on average 40 to 50% less water to maintain than a similarly sized piece of lawn, a small backyard pond is an excellent way to help conserve water in your community.

pond design drawing

Where to Start

Looking for some guidance on where to start on your quest for the perfect backyard pond? Start by reading our step-by-step guide entitled Building a Pond (Coming soon). With years of professional experience stuffed into an easy to follow guide, we help take the guesswork out of building your perfect pond.


Would you like to learn more about the various pieces of equipment you'll need for your pond to run smoothly? Take a look at our pages on Pond Filters, Pond Pumps, Pond Liners, Pond Skimmers and Pond Lighting.

Deep Water Plants
A common deep water
plant is the water lily

Plants for Small Backyard Ponds

Plants are what can turn an ordinary pond into a beautiful water garden. In the case of small ponds, plants can make a big impact on the overall presentation. For an overview of the various types of plants available and where to use them, please read our guide on Pond Plants.

Fish and Small Ponds

Thinking about adding some fish to your pond? In the case of small backyard ponds, certain criteria must be met related to depth, size and equipment needed to properly house fish. For more information, read our sections on fish ponds and Koi ponds (coming soon) for more information on how to build a backyard pond that will specifically cater to the types of fish you'd like to keep. For example, koi ponds must be designed to a certain minimum depth for the fish to be healthy.

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