Above Ground Pond with Flower Beds Project
If you don't have the space for a large pond or don't want to dig into the ground, you can build a beautiful above ground pond using landscaping stones or pavers. This DIY Above Ground Pond with Flower Beds also has space for your favorite plants!
- smartpond® Filter Kit with Pump
- smartpond® 7 ft. x 10 ft. Pond Liner
- smartpond® Mini LED Pond and Landscape Lights (or Pond and Landscape Lights)
- Retaining Wall Blocks
- Pond and Landscape Lights
1. Exterior wall
After deciding how big you’d like your paver pond, and measuring the area, you will be building the pond area of your water feature. Make sure the first layer is level by using a level tool. Use a scratch awl or chisel and hammer to split pavers into varying sizes as needed.
After the fourth tier is in place, unfold the pond liner and cover the pond area. Extend the liner over the sides. Smooth out any creases and form the liner against the inside of the blocks.
3. Top row
Place the top row of blocks on top of the liner to secure it in place. Trim the liner to the outside edge to get rid of any excess line.
4. Pump assembly
Place the pump in the filter box and add the nozzle head of choice. Place the pump in the middle of the pond floor. Run the electrical cord over the side of the above ground pond and hide it underneath the top row of blocks. Use the nozzle top desired. After, fill the above ground pond with water. Plug it in and watch it run.
5. Finish pond
Add an optional layer of rocks in the bottom of the pond. To finish off the look, place the lights in the above ground paver pond and around the assembled filter box, as desired. If you add the layer of rock to the bottom, use it to hide the cords of the lights. This is your time to get creative!
Repeat the above process, but design the sides and fill it in with dirt and plants instead. After, sit down, enjoy a cold drink and enjoy the new, beautiful piece you created!