What are Landscape Ponds or Water Gardens
Various cultures throughout history have enhanced their grand gardens with the use of landscape ponds, making their gardens look even more beautiful. Pond designs have been always used as a means to complement architecture or to make the surrounding environment look unique and more scenic. Ponds have also serve as water supply during before pumps were invented.
Whenever it comes to beautifying a large space, landscape ponds or water gardens will surely make a dramatic improvement. These waterscapes can drastically make a venue or home, look even more beautiful. You can picture these waterscapes as some form of an aquatic garden. They can be built to enhance or complement the architecture or you can build these ponds to make the surrounding environment look unique and more scenic. Ponds can be built to also serve as habitat for different species of fish or amphibians such as koi and turtles respectively.
Landscape ponds have been frequently constructed to serve as a habitat for many wild flaura and fauna, making it into a wildlife garden. Aquatic creatures, amphibians, mammals and birds can all become a part of the ecosystem. These environments require little to no maintenance because it is self sustaining and will do most of the work itself but these require prior planning and proper design. Various gardeners, especially gardeners who are specialized in organic gardening, makes use of wildlife gardens to biologically control pests and to promote biodiversity in the area.
An Aquatic Ecosystem
Having shallow ponds can be quite useful as backdrop for well balanced ecosystems. Various aquatic fauna and flora can call this environment home and thrive, when there is a good balance of the two, you have a sustainable aquatic environment at your hands. Additionally these kinds of ponds do not need any further maintenance and cleaning. Addition of various elements can make the pond look even more scenic and appealing such as underwater lighting and fountains.
There is an abundance of designs, types and styles of pond, and whatever you are planning to build, there is bound to be a one that perfect one that suits your fancy. You can hire a professional to do all the designing and landscaping themselves or you can even build a DIY pond. You will surely be happy with the finished product and end up with a pond that provides your property with a sense of tranquility. Good luck on your watery endeavor and don’t forget to enjoy the project itself.