Want your garden to spring to life? Add a pond! All backyard ponds are a type of man-made water feature that have a primary focus on aquatic plants, although many larger ponds may contain ornamental fish, like koi. Giving life to your backyard can be achieved by doing a lot of things such as planting a lot of trees and plants and arranging it to look as natural as possible. Besides adding an eye-catching landscape to your backyard, its soothing sounds of running water can help you completely relax.