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Garden Pond � Why Not?

comments (0) February 4th, 2014 in gallery
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Have you ever considered building a garden pond. Before discarding the idea due to the maintenance costs and the difficulty of a DIY project just ask yourself – why not?

Adding a garden pond to your landscape will not only increase the price of your property but it will also make a romantic focal point for the garden. The pond will add a new dimension to your garden, allowing you to grow a wider range of plants and even have exotic fish like koi. Furthermore, the water pool will attract more wildlife like birds, squirrels and etc.Depending on the free space you have, you could make a big or a small one, just decorative or with real fish inhabiting it. You could also add a fountain or a waterfall for a breathtaking effect. First things first, you need to decide on the location of the pond.

A useful tip from the pros – try to place it, so that you could later admire it from your favourite sitting spot. Ideally, this will be a sunny spot, sheltered from aggressive wind, rain and storms.

The next step is deciding on the design of the pond. Since it has to be incorporated in your already existing landscape, you should take into consideration the style of your home and garden as well as your personal preferences. A formal pond should be designed with a rectangular or oval shape, while with the informal pond you could set your imagination free and create any odd shape you think of.

Speaking of odd shapes, normally, you can choose between sinking a rigid plastic or gas fibre shell in the ground or use a flexible fibre liner. The latter is more popular, since you could shape it into anything you want. Having set the foundation, you should also think on the features you want to add. If you have wildlife in the pond, no matter goldfish or koi, you would have to install a water pump and filtration system.

Other features, you might like are a fountain, a waterfall and garden lighting to create a romantic atmosphere even in the night. In addition, you should add aquatic plants to the pond, as the will not only contribute to the landscape, but they will use up the nutrients that will otherwise feed the harmful algae.

Even though, you will have to put a lot of effort in building and maintaining the garden pond, once you sit in front of the calm surface of the water, you will see for yourself that it had been worth it.


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