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What are some design ideas for a small pond in your backyard?

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Some design ideas for a small backyard pond are to incorporate a waterfall, to add fish and to add interesting plants. Other ideas include adding sculptures or underwater lighting.

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Keep waterfalls in scale with the size of the pond, and conceal any pumps and tubing with rocks, dirt or plants. Adding fish to a pond brings it to life and makes it the focal point of the landscape design. Explore different types of aquatic plants to enhance the look and functionality of a pond. Sculptures and art pieces can be placed in or around a pond. One tip is not to overpower a small pond with an oversized sculpture. Install underwater lighting to highlight the pond at night. This also enhances safety.

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