Front yard Ponds ideas

April 23, 2017
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Exotic Aquatics, The Pond Diggers Yucaipa, CAProper placement of a garden pond will increase enjoyment and decrease required maintenance. Exotic Aquatics, The Pond Diggers in Yucaipa, CA.

The formal pond outside the Taj Mahal is an excellent example of a location selected for reflection. Photo used under Creative Commons from flickr user tehzeta.

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See how a walk-across pond was placed to serve as a space divider in this small backyard.

When installing a pond in your yard or garden the most important consideration is location. The placement of your pond will impact your enjoyment as well as the amount of maintenance required. When a pond is placed in a subpar location, it will likely be neglected and become an eyesore. Thus, it's essential that you spend some time considering your property and deciding on the best possible location for your pond.

The main consideration when placing a pond is visual appearance. Ask yourself where the pond will look best and provide the most visual enjoyment. Think about views from your yard and patio as well as the views from inside your home. Also consider what will be reflecting on the surface of the water. You can lay a mirror in different areas of your yard to determine the location with the most interesting reflection.

tehzeta ,The maintenance of your pond will be much more manageable if you pick the right location. Ponds that are built under trees because of the desire for shade often end up being a maintenance nightmare because of leaf litter and debris that ends up in the water. Additionally, ponds that are installed in low-lying spots are subject to flooding and pollution during rain storms.

If you plan to grow aquatic plants or have fish in your pond, sunlight is crucial. Water plants need at least five hours of sunlight per day in order to thrive. Finally make sure that your pond is in a location that has easy access to electricity and water supplies.

Things to Avoid:

  • Overhead trees - leaf litter
  • Low lying spot - flooding and pollution

Things to Consider:

  • Views form your yard & patio
  • Views from inside your house
  • Placing on a slope - ideal if you want a waterfall
  • Reflection - test with a mirror
  • Sunlight - necessary for water plants and fish
  • Access to electricity and water

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Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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