article: Choosing Pond Edging
Choosing Pond Edging
The edging of your pond is going to create the setting for how formal or
informal your water garden is. Creating an inviting pond area is just a matter
of what you really like in your landscape. The edging of your pond can be slate
rocks, river rock, plastic edging, boulders stacked, stone slabs, granite,
brick, block, pavers, cobblestones, turf, flat lumber, logs, or anything that
you might like to use in edging the garden. Depending on the type of garden
setting that you want to create and tie in with the rest of your landscape, this
will be what you are going to use to decorate the water garden.
The edging on your water garden does have multiple functions. If you are going
to be using the water garden for a relaxation center, you should feel at home
and comfortable around the water garden. The water garden is also going to be an
extension of your landscape tying it all together in one theme. The edging on
your water garden is also going to server as a shelf to your looking into the
If you are going to have fish and plants in the water you will want to step one
the edging of the water garden to look in easily so you will need to have a
solid footing. If you are not going to be looking over the edge, you can use a
different type of edging for the water garden. If you will have company around
the water garden often, you should install something that is used for a solid
footing for safety.
Often when you are buying a pond kit you will see edging that is loose or a soil
type edging, but these gardens are for the areas where guests and children are
not going to be onlookers. You have to take care in creating your water garden
as you would any other garden or portion of your landscape. Provide
reinforcement around your water garden so your edging stays in place and you do
not have to replace it or fix it every few years.
Using large rocks, flat rocks, lumber and even many other types of material, you
can create the solid footing edging that will allow spots where you can plant
water garden flowers or even for placing containers around the water garden for
a more natural look.
Under most all types of edging that you are going to be using around the water
garden you should have a few inches of shell to help stabilize the area during
the many temperatures of the seasons. Have fun creating that water garden that
you have always dreamed of!