Pond DesignIncorporating a pond design in your garden can be a large project. Apart from the work involved in adding apond...
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Pond Design

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

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  • 1. Pond DesignIncorporating a pond design in your garden can be a large project. Apart from the work involved in adding apond design, there will be regular maintenance and conservation issues. When it comes to a pond design foryour garden or backyard, you need to consider how much work you plan on putting into the pond once theproject is complete. A larger pond design will mean more work, even if you set up an ecosystem that can tosome extent manage itself. Plan at the very least for dealing with algae growth. In this article, we will learn howto design a pond.First, determine what kind of pond design you will eventually make. A pond design can be simple waterfeatures including or excluding aquatic plants or pond plants. You can also have a pond design with fish inmind. If you want fish, such as koi fishes or goldfishes, the size of the pond will depend on the size of thefishes you choose. Goldfish can survive in a smaller pond design as compared to koi, for instance. Withgoldfish, a pond design with a depth of 2 feet should be sufficient, whereas koi fish requires a pond with adepth of no less than 3 or 4 feet.Choose a shape for your pond design that will go well with your garden. Choose a shape that is also visuallyappealing to you. Kidney shapes give the pond design a more natural appearance as opposed to perfectlycircular pond designs. The pond should zigzag between larger plants or shrubs in your garden, allowing themto grow out from the ponds shore. However, you must take care in choosing a location where too many leaveswill fall into the pond. The right placement of your pond design will reduce the amount of maintenance andupkeep required for your pond design.Plan on a minimum depth of about 24 inches. Lay out the pond design with shelves, in order that the pond hasshallow as well as deep locations. You can have the deepest place in the center of the pond design and thena mid-depth shelf surrounding that and a shallower shelf around the edges. Alternatively, you can have yourpond design resemble that of a swimming pool design by having the front end the shallowest, then midway itdrops to a deeper shelf and has the deepest level at the back.For more information on Pond Plants, including other interesting and informative articles and photos, pleaseclick on this link: Pond Design

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