Many of us would have enjoyed the peace and serenity of sitting by a pond in a garden occasionallyt. A garden pond is more than just a landscape feature – it can create a warm, welcoming and relaxing environment. Backyard ponds are a wonderful addition to any home and can provide enjoyment for your family and friends. However, are you aware that a garden pond can provide a benefit to local fauna?
Depending on where you live, there are many fauna species that may benefit from your pond. Butterflies and birds, frogs and fish, snails, turtles and insects will all benefit from having access to a pond. By attacting the native fauna you will enhance the enjoymnet that your pond gives you.
Humans Love Ponds Too
When you widen the term “local wildlife” to include your friends and family, you’ll see that there are many benefits to making a pond in your garden. There are proven health benefits associated with practicing relaxation techniques, and spending time by a garden pond is certainly a relaxing endeavor. When you feel stressed take a stroll to your garden pond and listen to the sound of the water and your mood will lift.
A pond in the backyard can do so much for your life. They can be almost anything you want them to be: an exciting science experiment, a place for relaxation and reflection, a way to educate your children about an ecosystem, or a unique garden feature.
Backyard ponds can even provide an environment for special pets. Koi make interesting pets that will adapt to life in a back yard pond. Koi are a member of the carp family and can grow up to three feet long. They have been known to live from 30 to 50 years, so keeping koi is not exactly a short-term or casual hobby.
However, if you can make the commitment to care for your koi, they can add to the relaxation and tranquility of your pond. You’ll enjoy watching these elegant and colorful fish interact with each other.
How To Start With Garden Pond Design
Due to the popularity of ponds, you will find pond kits in most nurseries or garden centers that will include easy instructions on how to build a garden pond. Would prefer to have a professional handle the installation? Many landscaping firms will be able to construct a garden pond for you and by grabbing your copy of “How To Build A Pond” you’ll be better equipped to discuss your requirements and have an understanding of garden pond design.