Splashing Waterfall in 7 stages

Splashing Waterfall in 7 stages

Build a Splashing Waterfall A charming, natural-looking splashing waterfall links two ponds constructed at different levels of a sloping garden. Both ponds were built with concrete and then plastered, and a series of rocks cemented into place around the edges to hide the structure. Plants further soften the effect. The rocks which form the course…

Guest Posts Welcome

Guest Posts Welcome

We welcome guest posts on The Pond Professor! Posts do need to be home improvement related but anything on the environment that we live in will be welcomed. We would like posts of at least 500 words long. At this stage we are limiting the back links to only one per 500 words. We can…

Informal Ponds & Pools 4 Tips

Informal Ponds & Pools 4 Tips

Informal Ponds & Pools Informal ponds & pools in gardens are typified by gentle curves and flowerbeds of irregular form; and the water gardens which accompany them may have the same kind of design. Straight lines and geometric shapes are out, symmetry is forgotten and rigid planting is frowned upon. Unless the architectural genre of…

Water Feature Pond

Water Feature Pond

Build a Water Feature Pond This attractive water feature pond, which combines a small pool and fountain, was constructed alongside a courtyard wall. It makes use of a small recess and has been rendered (plastered) and painted to match the existing wall. It measures less than one square meter (10 sq ft) in area, but…

Glossary Of Terms

Glossary Of Terms

Glossary of Pond Building Terms This is a glossary of terms that we have used throughout the website and will help you understand what the instructions are referring to in any of the building and construction pages. Aggregate Described as being ‘fine’ or ‘coarse’, aggregate is added to cement and water to give bulk to…

Formal Ponds and Pools

Formal Ponds and Pools

Formal Ponds and Pools The two basic garden types are defined as formal ponds and informal ponds. Formal ponds and pools and informal ponds and pools are classified in the same way. There is a tendency to refer to the formal version as a pool and the informal as a pond, which is not strictly…

Backyard Ponds & Pools

Backyard Ponds & Pools

Backyard Ponds & Pools Most Backyard ponds and pools are permanent features which are constructed using rocks, bricks, concrete and other materials. These structures can be set in the ground, raised above the level of the surrounding garden or patio, and have either a formal or informal appearance. Even a prefabricated pond or a pool…