5 Great Patio Pond Accessories
Scattering natural or pretty pebbles inside and around the perimeter of the pond is an attractive way to finish its look. For use outside your pond, try a set of 100 acrylic glow-in-the-dark pebbles. Scatter them near the outside edge of your pond, and they’ll surely attract attention.
For something more dramatic, consider using larger rocks to define the area surrounding the pond. Large natural rocks can be heavy to lift, but the natural-looking beige boulders from X-Scapes are lightweight. Made of a mixture of fiberglass, resin and rock particles, they are also durable, withstanding the elements year after year. To make them realistic, each boulder is constructed using a mold of a natural rock. To add variety to your design, consider mixing all three sizes: small (9 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches long), medium (12 inches high by 20 inches wide by 30 inches long), and large (13 inches high by 28 inches wide by 30 inches long).
Illuminate your pond with Alpine Fountains’ 12 Super Bright White LED pond lights that can be used in or out of water. The lights’ sleek-design PVC housing has an adjustable head. They come with an outdoor transformer, a 23-foot cord, a garden stake and four colored lenses. The photocell lights turn on automatically at dusk and turn off at dawn. Their low-voltage design provides safe handling and lower energy costs.
Combine mist and light to set a mood. Creative Motion’s outdoor mist maker comes with six LED lights. A flotation device keeps the mist maker afloat. The kit also includes one jet and a 186-inch outdoor adapter.
The Kneeling Girl pond fountain will add an artistic touch to your pond’s design. Shaped to resemble the goddess Aphrodite, this solar-powered fountain has a submersible pump and a water lift of over 2 feet. The polyresin statue measures 13-1/4 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches long. This easy-to-install fountain comes with all the necessary attachments and will run all day long for your viewing pleasure. It charges overnight, using the solar panel that comes with the kit.
You can add a small accent to the edge of your pond with statuary that resembles the type of fauna that are naturally attracted to water, such as ducks, geese or frogs. For example, a mini statuary frog from Achla measures just 2 inches wide by 3 inches long and is a petite 2-1/2 inches high. Its bronze-colored finish blends beautifully into the landscape. Perch it alone alongside the pond or group several for more impact.