Digging the hole for our 18" pond insert.
Filling with water!
We mounded the dirt that we took out of the hole to create a gradient all the way around.
Then we covered the perimeter with landscape fabric to deter weeds, and poured a layer of river rock over the top.
Next, we added field stone to cover the insert rim as much as we could to make it look more natural.
We got a dozen feeder goldfish from our local pet store and they are seen here acclimating in their bag.
We bought a water lily and a corkscrew aquatic grass from our local pond shop to give the fish some cover. We also now have hornwort, which helps to balance algae growth, and water hyacinths.
The goldfish pond became my favorite place to sit with a cup of tea.
The view from the bench is such a serene place to look at the gardens, and watch all the birds.
We found this solar-powered garden stake and love how it looks reflected on the pond in the evenings.