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.
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.