Wednesday, 18 September 2013

BACKYARD FISH PONDS: A HOW TO




Aesthetics





Recently, one of the most popular backyard designs is



adding a water pond or a fish pond to the yard. These



projects, however, can only be achieved in sprawling



and huge yards that has walkways and large areas.





But if you are really certain to have your own fish



pond and yet you do not have a large back yard, there



are design ideas that can be incorporated to hopefully



place your pond in it without having to take up too



much space and dominate your yard.





Let your pond serve as the focal point of your back



yard. Place it in the middle or in one corner of the



yard if you have a small space. Make it appealing to



the people walking around the house.





Location





If you wish to place it in the corner part of the



yard, raise the pond a little higher so that the fish



will seem as a surprise to the visitors. But if you



want to place it in the center, it is best if you



place the pond at ground level or a little above it.





Fish Types





Make sure that the fish you put inside are colorful



and lively to attract attention. Watching the fishes



swim around everyday can also serve to be therapeutic.



But if you want to maintain a small pond, do not place



large fishes such as the Japanese Koi. They may not



live long in this kind of environment and they are



also extremely expensive. Goldfish are compatible with



the size of your pond, however, their longevity might



not be a guaranteed in an outdoor pond.





Maintenance





Think how much you really want an outdoor pond and how



you can maintain and build it depending on your



preferences. You might find that maintaining an indoor



aquarium is difficult enough, how much more an outdoor



pond.





Consider the climate of your place. Water ponds and



fish ponds are most applicable in tropical weather



because of the advantage of the sun all year round.



Some aquatic plants need to be exposed to the sun to



grow. The plants and fishes may die if you let them



stay in the pond during winter time. it is best to



transfer them to an indoor tank if the weather is not



applicable.





A fish pond in your own backyard only tells an



individual how much energy, time, and money you are



willing to devote to the beautification of your



backyard. It does not matter how large or how small it



is, it just goes to show that you appreciate beautiful



things. You will not only impress a lot of people but



yourself as well. A back yard fish pond brings a



luxurious and relaxing feeling to the place.





In order to make your fish pond more appealing,



decorate its surroundings. Landscaping the place will



attract frogs and birds which can add to the overall



natural feeling. If you cannot afford landscaping



projects, hanging plants and flowering bushes will do.



This will produce a great ambiance to your visitors



and guests.





Having a fish pond is not a go-get-it-and-have-it



project. You have to maintain and preserve its beauty



time and again. Make sure to add water to it



periodically. It is also important that you get rid of



fallen leaves as this will cause decay and unpleasant



appearance.





Lastly, consult your local pond professionals before



building a pond yourself. Do not hesitate to ask



questions as this will benefit the inhabitants of the

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