Pond landscapes – The design of a pond can be the first step in creating your dream environment, or the final touch to a patio full of life. The ponds are a source of beauty throughout the year, and a home for fish, butterflies and organic matter. The design of a pond that will eventually build its own ecosystem takes special consideration. Factor out the amount of maintenance you want to do on the scale of your pond.
Consider your options to determine the type of pond that best suits your abilities and landscape maintenance. Decide if you are going to add plants and fish to the pond as this will help determine its size. Koi fish require a minimum depth of 3 to 4 feet, while goldfish can thrive in a pond that is only 2 feet deep. Create a scale drawing of the site where a pond will be built. Consider the amount of space you have and the possible ways you could fit into it. Check with utility companies to see if underground cables or pipes are running where you are going to dig.
Decide on the shape of the lagoon based on size limitations and what works best with the existing landscape. If possible, avoid installing the pond near deciduous trees to reduce the amount of leaves you need to clean. Consider a kidney-shaped pond for a natural look that is woven between a garden and a rectangular pond that will run parallel to an area of the roadway or the seat.