What should I place in this old koi pond?
The home I recently purchased looks to have had a koi pond in the backyard at some point. Please give me some ideas of what would look nice in this area now. I greatly appreciate any direction you all have! Also, I reside in North Texas😊
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Turn it into a flower bed! Plant pretty annuals for a pop of color. Looks like it will get some shade too, succulents would look pretty too.
Convert it to a water feature.
Check to see what is under the soil, if it was a koi pond it will have a liner of some sort to hold the water in. You could turn it into a flower garden if you make sure there is no line or a least put lots of drainage holes in it. You could turn it into a seating area after leveling it off and putting down gravel or pavers or bricks, there are many things you could do with the area.
Make it a pretty patio, with comfortable lounge chairs and a side table for drinks, or perhaps a conversation grouping. It looks like you'll have nice shade from that big tree.
fire pit are a rage
Firepit with concrete benches would be cool if it is level enough
Ok Texas is water shy so any planting needs to be native drought resistant. Is the area close to street noise? Neighbors house? Is area fully shaded. A gas fire pit is nice for winter but mosquitoes in summer means planting lemon grass or other like plant. A Texas garden would be nice and Texas does have good info on native plants. Good luck check with local city groups San Antonio had groups through SAWS that gave free plants .
It looks like it has some beautiful stone there.Rearrange the stone.
I would mound up some dirt in the middle. Plants some beautiful perennials, leave some room for annuals. Also you could put some ornaments like a gazing ball in the middle. This would attract a lot of butterflies and hummingbirds.