Natural ponds donâ€™t always provide us with the best presentation. This, however, should not be a reason to get rid of them. There are many simple fixes that can be done to landscape your pond. With more than 12 years of experience in the pond, pumping and fountain industry, we at Nashville Pond are always happy to help our customers and readers of this blog become more informed about ponds. Below are the top three tips we have gathered on how to increase the beauty of your pond.
Invest in Some Plants
No pond is complete without some plants. Plants are a great way not only to add beauty to your pond but also to help with maintenance. For example, many water plants such as water hyacinths or water lettuce help block sunlight, which limits the growth of algae. Submerged plants, on the other hand, require no maintenance, since their food source is the extra nutrients in your pond. Submerged plants also help oxygenate your pond water.
Add a Waterfall
Pond fountains or waterfalls are a good accessory to maintain your pond. Not only do they enhance the beauty of your home, they also provide dissolved oxygen to the water. This aids in the prevention of algae and keeps the water from stagnating. A waterfall also helps circulate the water in your pond, which is a great way to keep your pond from developing a strong smell.
Add Some Animals
The best thing about a pond is that you can add a variety of fish to maintain a more vibrant and natural environment. Fish not only add to the beauty of your pond, but they also help maintain your pond. Fish fertilize plants and provide valuable nutrients to aid in their growth. You can also add other animals, such as ducks, which will also help provide much needed nutrients to your plants, resulting in the enhanced beauty of your pond.
By following these tips, you will have a beautiful pond that is also naturally maintained. Leave a comment below if you have additional tips youâ€™d like to contribute! Or contact us if you have any questions.
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