Many homeowners dream of having a pond in their backyard. Ponds create a tranquil landscape that is both peaceful and aesthetically appealing. Below we will look at the many benefits of adding a backyard pond to your surrounding landscape.
They Look Great!
Ponds have long been associated with beautiful landscapes and designs. Adding one to your property will make the surrounding landscapes come alive. From aquatic plants to various shapes of rocks and boulders, there are many types of looks your pond can have. All ponds will come with a waterfall feature that will not only be beautiful, but will also create an oxygen rich environment that will help in the overall health of the pond. If your pond is large enough you can add Koi fish. Koi fish just add one more dimension to a landscape that's already teaming with life.
Habitat for Wildlife
Adding a pond or some other type of water feature can help attract various forms of wildlife to the area. The ecosystem surrounding your pond will be a diverse area of teaming wildlife. Birds and frogs will be attracted to the area which will provide a safe haven for them, as well as a nice watering hole. This is a great way to give back to your local ecosystem that has already lost so much due to urbanization.
Most people don't think of water conservation when talking about a backyard pond. Due to the ponds large capacity of water it can help conserve water for future droughts and emergency's. You can direct the runoff from your roof into the pond to collect extra water if needed. This water in turn could be used to water your yard during a drought. Having a pond also reduces your square footage of lawn that needs regular water and care that will save you money and time in the future.
Property Value Increased
Yes you heard me right. A beautiful backyard pond will most definitely add to your properties bottom dollar once installed. This is because adding a pond in your yard makes your property more attractive to potential buyers when compared to other options. The pond and surrounding landscapes might be the deciding factor when it comes down to the wire.
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