A Pond for Your Landscape
Backyard ponds create an excellent sanctuary for butterflies, birds, fish, jackrabbits, you, and the entire family. Attracting wildlife to your backyard may be done by including water gardens or ponds.
A fish pond in your yard might become the focal point of your yard conversation. So spice it up with this techniques and suggestions.
Where to Put Up a Backyard Pond
Place your fish pond in a location where you can best view it from, whether from a deck or the patio area. Positioning the pond in direct sunlight is a bad idea. It gets scorching out here in the Coachella Valley, and a super high pond temperature could potentially kill off any wildlife living in it.
It is best to a little raise the soil surrounding the pond so that excess water will not run off into the pond. Dig drainage tiling trenches around the pond, and slope it away from cross contaminating with the pond water. We don't have as much of an issue here in the valley, but you must minimize the risk of contamination, any chance for rainwater contamination should include diversion.
Landscaping the surroundings around your pond will provide a natural home place for birds and animals that require water and land. Ensure that electricity is readily available if you prepare to utilize lights, filters, or a water re-circulating device.
Do not place the pond in open spaces to prevent an excessive amount of desert dust and sand from building up. This method will also provide less upkeep. Expose the pond to sufficient sunlight only since some marine plants grow well in full sun, and others do not.
Utilizing Pond Liners
Pond liners are utilized to keep water from dripping intothe soil. It is always necessary for ponds even if they dug in clay soil environments.
Consider a polyvinyl chloride liner (PVC liner) in building larger ponds. In determining the size of the
PVC, you have to understand the maximum length, width, and depth of the pond. Now you have sufficient PVC to hold down the pond edges firmly.
Pond liners come in different thickness. The thicker the pond liner, the more resistant it is to punctures. Cement might be considered an optional pool liner. Nevertheless, it needs more competence to install, and it might cost more than the regular plastic pond liner.
Thinking about that numerous ponds are rather small, but it is imperative to use proper lining to ensure you're not contaminating the soil. As soon as extended exposure to ultraviolet light occurs, it might be cheaper, but many may break down quickly. Some plastics likewise may prove to be poisonous to fish.
When the ground is not wet or contaminated, it's time to start the pond building. Dig the hole according to the right depth and location (and safe and secure) the pond liner. Then landscape the pond environments. Get rid of any rocks from the surrounding area. Include water, plants, and a pump.
Let the pond sit for a couple of days before adding plants and fish. Let the plants go for a minimum of one week before placing the fish.
Then sit back and enjoy your fish pond!
Water gardens and backyard ponds are for butterflies, frogs, birds, fish, you, and the entire household. Position your fish pond in a place where you can best view it from, whether from the patio area or a deck.