A pond or a water garden can beautify your surrounding. You can restore the natural balance of nature and welcome wildlife residents in your backyard. Once you decide the type of pond you want then you can start building it.
Types of Pond
Fish Pond/KOI Pond
The success of a fishpond depends largely on how well it was constructed and how meticulously it is maintained. But before any construction is done, a good design must be laid out to ensure that the resident fish and the whole pond ecosystem remain healthy and prolific. Decide on the types and quantity of fish to house in the pond will determine the size and depth of the pond. Large fish like koi and carp require large ponds to accommodate their growth, especially if they will be grown into large communities.
Also known as aquatic gardens, are a type of man-made water feature. A water garden is defined as any exterior landscape or architectural element whose primarily purpose is to house, display, or propagate a variety of aquatic plant. A water garden's primary focus is on plants. Although water gardens can be almost any size or depth, they are typically small and relatively shallow, generally less than twenty inches in depth. This is because most aquatic plants are depth sensitive and require a specific water depth in order to thrive. The particular species inhabiting each water garden will ultimately determine the actual surface area and depth required.
Choose a Location for your Pond or Water Gardens
Select the area of you property to sit your pond or water gardens where you can enjoy it most and in a sunny location. If it is a fish pond, keep the fish safe from too much heat by situating the pond in a semi-shaded area. The pond should be build on a firm and level ground.
Size of Pond or Water Gardens
Use a site sketch, measuring tape, rope or water hose to help determine the best location for your pond/water gardens. Ponds don't need to be square. Be creative and try different shapes! Also you can add a floating fountain, a waterfall or a rocky landscape to enhance visual appeal and interest.