Backyard ponds are such adorable centerpieces that give life to a plain backyard where you can relax or lounge with your family or friends on the weekend. Your friends and family will surely love how you transform the place into an attractive garden, and you can now hold parties or just gather you friends for a Sunday barbecue.
Ponds became increasingly popular today due to the affordable equipment now average American family can afford, so now you got that lovely ponds in your very own backyard as the palaces and manors had. New technologies integrated into the pumps are available with additional features such as cascading waterfalls or a fountain.
Many DIY experts agree that setting up ponds is easy but for some that don’t have the skills, it’s an entirely different matter. If you don’t have the skills, you should hire a professional landscape artist who can make you a garden with ponds in it.
There is a considerable difference between a landscape and a DIY expert, but both know that they should look for a place to set up the ponds. The DIY expert may choose a place for the ponds while the landscape artist can integrate the ponds to the garden and make the ponds the main attraction.
The landscapes ability to transform simple backyard ponds into a flourishing garden makes it a highly sought after skill. No offense for the DIY experts setting up the ponds in the middle of the backyard, but all you got is a couple of ponds in the middle of a plot.
To give the backyard a truly professional touch, it should have a plan where to set up the ponds, a garden around it, and a place for the garden set. The internet got lots of fancy ideas about making your very own garden pond.
A fish pond would be a great addition to your backyard, so you should find a suitable place where for the pond where it can get enough sunshine because the fished need warmth to survive. If there are trees around, you should clean the ponds to avoid getting the pond all dirty and might also clog the filter.
Then there are fountains, like the tiered fountain mentioned earlier, that incorporate some ornament or statuary. There are two basic types:
1. the sort that you position within the pond so that it sprays up into the air, and 2. the sort that your position on the edge of the pond so that it sprays into the pond.
There are even fountains that will “dance” to music, with the pump output pulsating in tune to the music of your choice. Add lights and color to this and you have your own home theater! One of the newest designs appears in the form of a rainbow that continuously changes color. Relatively inexpensive, it doesn’t use batteries, but simply relies on a garden hose or a pool return line for power. Another quite recent water feature from the same manufacturer is powered by batteries. This one creates an illuminated, color-changing effect in the fountain that can be seen both above and below the water gardens. The shifting patterns of colored light create an incredible kaleidoscope that is magical to watch. This particular water feature can be tethered within the pond, or it may be allowed to float, adding to the effect.
Of course, to be effective, these amazing theatrical features do need space. So before you decide which water feature to buy, make sure your pond is suitable and if you have any further questions please reach out to our friends at Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes.