There are numerous benefits one can get from building garden ponds. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, they are also soothing as the sound of water calms restless minds. Adding a variety of fish makes it even more attractive. Moreover, ponds also provide an opportunity for parents to educate their children on the importance of natural habitats and how humans can better interact with the natural world as these usually attract a variety of creatures, from butterflies and dragonflies to lizards and snails. This creates an environmentally aware culture in the entire household.
With these benefits, anyone can easily see why building a pond is one of the most popular choices for homeowners wanting to enhance their gardens further. It is fairly simple to build; all one needs is a bit of effort and imagination. This article from Baltimore Sun online provides some useful tips on how you can build your own garden pond in your backyard:
When you’re considering adding one, choose a sunny location so it gets five to six hours of sunlight a day.
Installing a pond involves siting it by laying down an outline for the edges of the pond, excavating the area, laying down padding and underlayment, installing the liner, building a rock border, and then installing a filtration system. It’s an ambitious project for a do-it-yourselfer, but well worth the effort.
One other thing to consider when building a garden pond is how one can enjoy it during nighttime. The obvious solution for this is to install a lighting fixture that would brighten it up. The pond would literally pop up from the shadows once you decide which lighting scheme would be suitable for your backyard. Custom landscape lighting is also an essential safety feature (especially if you have kids) as it prevents anyone from accidentally plunging into the water in the dark.
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(Article Excerpt from Create a Garden Pond, www.baltimoresun, May 12, 2014)