Northern landscape designs may be blanketed in snow now, but in other regions projects such as building backyard ponds are still feasible. For that matter, even if you do live in a cold climate, it's not too early to be preparing for next spring's landscape design projects. Do the research and planning now, and perhaps even purchase some of the supplies. Besides saving you time when spring does finally arrive, your preparations will allow you to dream of better times to come, thereby chasing off the winter blues. This tutorial for building backyard ponds provides pictures that clearly illustrate what the project entails.