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Transform Your Garden With A Backyard Pond

The beauty of a backyard pond would have been enjoyed by many people from time to time. A backyard pondis more than just a landscape feature – it creates a warm, welcoming and

A picture of a pond in a residential garden.

Backyard Pond. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

relaxing environment. Your family and friends will derive great pleasure from a backyard pond that is the focal point of your landscaping. However, did you know that a backyard pond can also benefit local wildlife?

Depending on where you live, there are many species of fauna that could benefit from your pond. Birds and butterflies, fish and frogs, turtles, bugs and snails will all gain from access to your pond. By attacting the native fauna you will enhance the enjoyment that your pond gives you.

Humans Love Ponds Too

If you expand the term “local wildlife” to include your family and friends, you’ll see that there are many benefits to creating a pond in your garden. Scientific studies have shown that there are benefits to one’s physical well being by practicing relaxation techniques and practicing relaxation techniques, and spending time by a backyard pond and listening to the trickle of water is certainly a relaxing experience. When you feel stressed take a stroll to your backyard pond and listen to the sound of the water and your mood will lift.

Backyard ponds 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.

Pond Pets

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. Koi can be very long living fish – up to 50 years – so koi keeping should not be taken up lightly.

However, if you are prepared for the commitment of caring for koi, they will add to the sense of serentiy provided by your pond. Watching your fish swim and explore their pond is a magical exerience.

Pond Design – Where To Begin

Due to the popularity of backyard ponds, you will find pond kits in nearly any garden center or superstore and you’ll find easy instructions to build a backyard pond here. If you would prefer to have a professional handle the installation, many landscaping firms should be able to help and by grabbing a copy of “How To Build Your Own Garden Pond” you’ll be well equipped to discuss your pond requirements.