Patio pond design and water gardens relieve tensions and serve as a conversation area, allowing apartment dwellers to have a bit of nature in the middle of an excessively urbanized area. These water features attract birds and butterflies. And provide soothing white noise to block the sounds of traffic and other irritants from urban life.
Measure the space available for your patio garden. Be sure to include space for a walkway, as well as enough seats for guests. Use a preformed pond basin. Rigid sides make a preformed basin less likely to cut or holes are made in the liner. Set the pond form on the cover to create a level flat area. Add plants by pulling the gravel around its bases. Anacharis is a very easy plant to grow and fish loves.
Once the filter has been running for a while, add to the fish. 1-inch of fish per pound of water will guarantee a healthy tank. Be sure to ask if the fish are compatible before making a large purchase. Keep a table and chairs nearby. Hang a carillon by your pond, and have a hummingbird full feed. Place a shelf near the living area, so that you can enjoy a good book while listening to the pounding of water and the buzzing of a nearby bee, along with the soothing sound of running water.