Monday, 7 October 2013

BACKYARD POND INSTALLATION




Aesthetic Appeal





A backyard fish pond offers a aesthetic addition to



your landscapes. Installing projects such as these



will offer tranquility and relaxation to the whole



family as well. However, building, constructing, and



taking care of ponds are not as easy as you think.



Much effort, planning, and money must go into these.



It is important that you think things through before



deciding on installing your very own back yard fish



pond.





Building fish ponds are not as simple as installing it



and letting it go afterwards. It is a consistent and



constant endeavor, much like a hobby. Maintenance



should be done periodically. Following some of these



guidelines may aid you in installing a do it yourself



backyard fish pond.





First Tip: Utilize a plastic fish pond liner for your



pond.





In separating the fish pond from the surrounding soil,



it is better to use a plastic liner (PVC liners work



best). It prevents the escape of the aquatic plants,



fishes, and other pond contents from the fish pond. In



accordance to this, it also prevents the entry of



nutrients from the soil or other non pond materials.



This will make maintenance and cleaning easier since



you will only have to deal with the mess and dirt of



the pond itself and the fish that live there.





In building the pond of your preferred size, pond



liners are the option to choose. Usually, they are



utilized for large ponds that do not have pre-formed



sizes available.





However, it is imperative that you choose the right



size of the pond liner. Pond lines or liners are used



for any size of pond. The sizes available for this



kind of pond is 10’ x 15’ to 20’ x 25’ or larger. This



can allow you to build a pond to your preferred size



either by using them individually or by connecting



together two or more pond liners with an adhesive



especially made for this material.





A cement pond liner will also do, however, this option



is more expensive and may require extra labor in



constructing.





Second Tip: Avoid low lying areas.





Installing you fish pond in an area where runoff water



from your lawn flows is one big no-no. This runoff



water will only accumulate in your fish pond, causing



it to overflow and become dirty as well. This is one



of the common mistakes of do-it-yourself pond



projects. Maintaining a fish pond is difficult enough



without excess dirty water coming from your lawn.





On the contrary, installing the pond in an area a



little above the ground or in high parts of the lawn



will prove to be easier to maintain.





Third Tip: Provide sufficient sunlight.





This means that placing the pond in shady areas will



not enhance the growth of the aquatic life. On the



other hand, placing it in an area where too much sun



shines will just cause them to die. Place your pond



where there is enough sunlight to seep through. Most



aquatic plants need sunlight to grow, but some do not.



Research on what plants suit your weather best.





Fourth Tip: Water your plants.





Adding a variety of aquatic plants may decrease the



excess nutrients in the pond. They will also hamper



algae growth that makes the pond murky and dirty.





Consulting your local pond professional is also an



option. Not only will they provide advices to make



your project work, they may also make your work easier

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