Garden pond design
A backyard garden pond can change the entire appearance and atmosphere of your garden, adding color, light and movement. A garden pond is a natural ecosystem, a host for all organisms in the environment - birds, fish, frogs, plants and many microscopic organisms – and their interrelationship. When it comes to constructing a garden pond, there are two factors that need to be considered: the design and the location. The pond design depends mainly on the location, on the surrounding landscape design and structure, on the property slopes and architecture and other site-specific factors.
The pond should fit the lifestyle of the owners. When choosing the style of your garden pond, you should consider the style of your garden and the space you have available. If you have a formal landscape garden, you should have a formal pond, with a square, circular, rectangular or other regular geometric shape. Formal ponds are usually build of concrete and might be covered with masonry or tile. They usually hold a fountain or a statuary.
If, on the other hand, you have less formal landscape garden, then you should have an informal, irregular-shaped pond, such as the popular kidney-shape. More often that not, informal ponds have rocks or boulders placed around them and a roaring waterfall or trickling stream, instead of a formal fountain.
Once you have determined the style, you must decide on the type. You have to decide if you want plants and fish. If you want fish, you have to choose the kind of fish, because, for example, the koi or the goldfish ponds are special types of ponds and need special construction and maintenance. If, on the other hand, you want plants, you have to properly choose the aquatic plants, because they are not just enhancing the beauty of your pond or water garden but also oxygenating water and removing naturally occurring organic. If you want both animals and plants, you have to be very careful in mixing them, because you have to create a balanced ecosystem.
Garden ponds are well-planned backyard wildlife habitats, which need special care. This is why a specialist advice is needed when choosing the pond style and type or the plants and fish. You may click on one of our merchants who have a wonderful array of waterfall and pond supplies to help you to build the pond of your dreams. Our merchants will help to compliment your garden.
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