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Ponds "They do have significant maintenance needs, so if you are avoiding growing things hoping for simplicity, other options may be better." LOL. I loved our garden pond but I had to dredge it daily from all the rocks being tossed into them, not leaving much room for the fish. Maintenance was better after I upgraded the filter. But the fish couldn't keep up with eating the mosquito larvae. Still, I miss the pond.
Buried Pot Garden!! Not only will your garden be extraordinarily charming and tidy, it'll consume less water and energy. Sunken planter gardens like this one provide both form and function. The pots prevent your herbs or plants from overrunning their designated areas, and the mulch keeps unwanted weeds and pests at bay while consuming no water and energy.
I did this. My suggestion would be to add cardboard or something up the sides to hold water. My garden did SO WELL, but it dried out easily. Also, in the individual holes, I planted herbs, green peppers and zucchini. They did excellent also!! - Garden Ideas