Introducing a water feature, such as a pond, instantly adds life to any garden. The sight or sound of water helps to give a feeling of calming relaxation. The water from a pond will attract new wildlife, as well. Here are three tips to remember as you design and construct your new pond.
1. Creating Your Pond
You can place a pond wherever you have some extra available space on your property. It’s best to pick a sunny spot for your pond, but just about any location can be ideal with the proper surrounding landscape. Be sure to install a liner to keep water in place and an aerator to keep it moving.
2. Siting and Maintaining Plants
It is plants that bring a pond to life, and the combination of plants and water that brings wildlife to a pond. There are plenty of water plants to choose from but remember that hardy plants are easier to maintain than those requiring special attention. Be sure to give your water plants a healthy environment to thrive by completing regular aquatic weed control procedures.
3. Keeping Your Pond Safe
Always consider the potential danger of water in a garden that is commonly used by children. Luckily, there are simple ways to keep your new pond safe for you and all others who come to enjoy your property. Block access to a pond by creating a natural barrier like a miniature rock garden or a wide planting strip directly adjacent to the pond. You could also install a covering, like heavy-duty mesh, across the surface of the pond to prevent the potential for accidents.
Adding a pond to your property will significantly improve the overall look of your outdoor spaces. With a little time and effort, you’ll soon have an attractive focal point for your landscaping.