Backyard ponds add so much life and beauty to your home. The lush plant life and natural stone, coupled with relaxing sounds of rushing water, creates a setting you can enjoy anytime of the day.
But what about at night?
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A backyard pond can be the gem of your backyard, provided it’s kept clean and cared for.
The Nymphaeaceae is a family of plants that live in freshwater areas and tropical climates. The common name for members of this family is the water lily. Water lilies grow in bodies of water, rooted in the soil and extending out above the water, so the leaves and flowers float on the surface. Aside from adding beauty to your pond, water lilies are also beneficial to it. They provide shade to the pond, which keeps the water temperature cool in the summer and combats algae growth. They also provide shelter for fish from the sun. Plus, they take in nutrients from the water that would otherwise go to algae and other undesirable plants, keeping the water clean and clear.
Stones are an essential part of any pond or waterfall design, and care should be given to their selection and placement. Working with your designer, you can choose the right stones to bring out the natural beauty of your pond or waterfall and complete your dream water garden. To help you make the best decisions and get the most out of working with your designer, let’s take a look at the different types of stones used in waterfalls and ponds:
If you’re thinking about installing a pond in your backyard, it’s a good bet that you’ve considered adding fish to it. They’re a great way to put life and animation into your pond. In case you’re unsure about which fish to get, how much they’ll cost and if it’s worth it, we’ve compiled a list of the most common pond fish available.