Adding a pond to your backyard can be a great and exciting experience. Before starting make sure to do your research or consult a professional. There are many different types of ponds to create depending on your taste and style. Some ponds produce more noise and require more maintenance, while others allow for more plants and wildlife. Ponds can be a great backyard learning experience for the little ones; they can watch plants growing, fish swimming, and frogs reproducing. Be sure to know what your end result will be from the beginning and enjoy your water feature!
A fountain pond keeps water clean without having to have many pond plants. A pump is used towards the surface of the pond to spray water upwards. This creates falling water that helps circulate and oxygenate the water. Enjoy the site and sound of falling water!
Water Fall Ponds
Waterfall ponds are a great way to make the best out of your outdoor space. A lot of planning goes into construction; shelves need to be built, pond liner laid, filter and skimmer boxes installed. Much of the leftover dirt from installation can be used to form the waterfall. Natural stones are used to line the sides of the pond and to create a nice flowing path for the waterfall. A perfect combination of plants and fish can be added to have a relatively maintenance free pond. A pump is used to pump water from the skimmer box to the top of the waterfall. You can keep them on all winter!
Pondless waterfalls are a very unique type of water feature. A stream and waterfall are constructed out of stone to create a path for the water. Instead of it flowing into a pond, the water disappears into the ground where the pump is staged and pumps it back to the top. There is no standing water in this style pond so there is no need for plants or fish and there is no place for mosquitoes to reproduce.
A natural pond requires no pumps or flowing water but relies on plants and fish to create a perfect environment. These ponds typically attract an abundant of wildlife also helping to reduce an algae breeding ground. Natural ponds are very customizable. You can add waterfalls and fountains to help circulate the water. You can also add an abundance of plants in and around the pond to give it a very natural unique feel. Goldfish and most native fish are popular to add to this type of pond.
Are you ready for a water feature in your backyard? Back to Nature can help design, install and maintain your water features. Please contact us at www.backtonaturelandscaping.com or 540-739-3947.