Summer is in full swing and now more than ever is the time to add a backyard pond to your landscape! The sound of a waterfall is so melodic and relaxing and can melt the stress right off your shoulders. Not only that, a water garden is tranquil and beautiful. Here are a few examples of a backyard pond to get your creative juices flowing.
A wooden bridge over a pond provides a great place to sit and dangle your feet in the water.
It’s also a great vantage spot for feeding fish.
Koi will eat right out of your hand if you train them!
Having a backyard pond also broadens the type of plants you can have in your garden.
There are hundreds of aquatic plants to enjoy – waterlilies and lotus are especially pretty.
Contrary to popular belief, ponds are not mosquito breeders as long as you keep the water moving with a waterfall or fountain. Mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in stagnant water. And if you have pond fish, they’ll eat the larvae!
Can’t you just picture yourself sitting on this deck enjoying the view?
What a great place to enjoy a glass of iced tea or even dinner!
It’s easy to see that having a small pond and waterfall is peaceful and relaxing.
And if you choose an ecosystem pond with plants, fish, and proper circulation, it will be low maintenance.
A gazebo by a backyard pond makes a perfect spot for entertaining …
… or curling up with a book all by yourself!
(All photos courtesy of Aquascape, Inc.)
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