We all like a bit of landscaping, greenery, and Zen like backyard space. You don’t always need to spend a fortune to get one of these spaces in your home. You can now use DIY methods to build your own pond. If you are planning to do that, then you need to read this article and follow these important tips.
Before you dig your backyard, make sure that you have tested the soil for its ability to support the pond. If you want to adorn your pond with plants and fish, make sure it gets plenty of sunlight.
Define its depth
The depth of the pond is determined by whether or not you want plants and animals in it. It is important to ensure that the pond is deep enough to allow the fish to hibernate during winter.
Don’t write off kits just yet
The best way for a beginner to install a pond from the scratch by getting a pond kit. It will include the instructions and the components required to setup a pond.
Choose a good liner
The liner should be think and it must contour the pond nicely. You can also use carpet padding under the contours to protect yourself against pebbles.
Add a water feature
From adding a waterfall to a Floating Pond Fountain, there are many ways to introduce a water feature in your pond. Just remember to keep the water oxygenated for the fish to survive. You should also circulate the water to prevent mosquitos and algae from calling your pond their home, sweet home.
Make the right edging
Edging is an important pond feature that can make or break its look. You can use plants and rocks to hide the edge of the liner and make your pond look more aesthetic.
Educate yourself about maintenance
Don’t build a pond if you are going to be lazy about its maintenance. Ponds of all shapes and sizes would require maintenance. In fact, contrary to popular belief, smallest ones require the most maintenance. You may not know this but more water in the pond allows nature to handle as well as regulate its ecosystem. Remember to feed the fish and pump the water everyday.
Stay energy efficient
Solar-powered pumps do not require any electricity but if you have fish, then be prepared for a high electricity bill because they require electric pumps that must be run constantly.
A pond is an interesting décor feature that can make your garden both peaceful and an enjoyable space to spend a day or evening. Just keep all these points in mind to install yours like a pro. If you feel that it is too much work or you are not able to handle the pump or electrification of the pump, then don’t forget to call in a professional. You can also rope in an expert designer to help you choose the right placement for your pond!