There are many reasons for you to have a pond in your garden. Garden ponds help in changing the whole appearance of the area and have been a popular choice of garden décor for many years.
You can have the perfect garden pond by following these easy steps:
Step 1 – Choice
The three most common types of garden ponds are natural style ponds, formal ponds and koi ponds.
Natural style garden ponds are created with flat stones and large boulders to create the illusion of having a mountain stream. These ponds usually have waterfalls that provide you with the sweet and relaxing sound of falling water.
Koi ponds, as the name suggests, are ponds for koi fish. As koi grow to be quite large, such ponds should be able at least four feet deep to provide sufficient room. Most koi ponds do not have any plants because the fish eat or uproot most plants they can get to. Koi ponds are generally large to provide adequate surface area for oxygen absorption and as such, require more specialist filtering systems to cope with the higher load of waste and oxygen supply.
A formal pond tends to feature organised and distinct shaping. Usually the structure is something simple like a square or circle. They are often built into patios and are set at ground level. This pond has a sophisticated appeal.
Step 2 – Customise
There are many accessories available with which you can decorate your garden pond to enhance its beauty and surroundings. Plants, lights, waterfalls, fountains and of course, different types of fish are easily available.
The pond water must be kept clean with the use of a pond filter. In addition, the water surface must be cleaned of all debris such as branches, leaves and twigs to maintain its beauty.