Using Water in the Garden

Using Water in the Garden

Water is one of the most popular features to add to a garden; its ever-changing movement and sounds bring an instant appeal and a feeling of calm and relaxation. From a large, formal pond to a small, wall-mounted water spout, water can be introduced in one form or another into any size of garden.

In this section, we take a look at the various styles of water feature available, with step-by-step guides on how to install them. We have also included tips on growing aquatic plants and advice on creating a fish pond. With additional help with keeping your pond in tip-top condition, you'll find everything you need to plan, build and stock your very own pond, fountain, bog garden or stream.

Bog Gardens
Everything you need to know about planning and making a bog garden for moisture-loving plants ...
Fountains & Spouts
How to install a fountain or wall-mounted water spout ...
Ponds
A series of handy guides to building a pond using flexible liners, rigid preformed liners or concrete ...
Streams & Watercourses
Tips on constructing streams and formal water rills ...
Stocking with Plants
A look at oxygenators, deep-water plants, surface floaters and marginals, complete with advice on how to plant and maintain them ...
Stocking with Fish
Everything you need to know about creating a fish pond ...
Circulating Pond Water
Our guide to pumps for your water feature ...
Water Quality & Maintenance
How to keep your pool free of algae and other maintenance tips ...
The Gardening Year
A schedule of tasks to keep your pond in tip-top condition all year round ...