Building A Fish Pond For Your Own Backyard Garden

Building A Fish Pond For Your Own Backyard Garden



BUILDING a​ FISH POND for​ your​ OWN BACKYARD GARDEN
DIYs
Building the perfect pond for​ your​ backyard garden can
be a​ do-it yourself activity or​ you​ can hire a
professional to​ do it​ for​ you​ .​
It's really not that
hard but does require some research and​ certain
knowledge about landscaping in​ order to​ get it​ right.
you​ need to​ get a​ good book and​ read up on​ it​ or​ ask
some friends and​ professionals about the idea of
building a​ pond in​ your​ garden .​
for​ now, here is​ a
brief discussion​ on​ how to​ build that pond that you’ve
always wanted in​ your​ garden.
Situate the Pond
Basically the first step to​ building a​ pond is​ to​ find
a suitable spot to​ dig a​ hole in​ your​ garden .​
The size
and​ depth of​ the pond should be proportional to​ size
of​ your​ garden .​
a​ liner will also be needed for​ the
pond .​
you​ can buy and​ place a​ prefabricated fiberglass
piece or​ have the choice free forming your​ pond with
rubber roofing material or​ similar to​ it .​
in​ any case,
a liner is​ a​ must for​ ponds to​ keep the water from
draining.
if​ you​ are planning to​ breed fishes in​ the pond, you
need to​ consider the depth .​
you​ have to​ make sure that
the pond is​ deep enough for​ the fishes .​
in​ colder
climates, the pond should be deeper than the frost
line and​ making sure that the fishes have still enough
room to​ go to.
Ponds should not be placed near trees, shaded, or​ low
areas .​
Plant life, especially lilies, and​ fishes need
the warmth of​ the sun .​
Falling leaves can also
accumulate fast and​ cause a​ cleaning nightmare .​
Low
areas cause large volume of​ rainwater runoff to​ enter
the pond .​
Rainwater runoff may contain​ chemicals
coming from pesticides and​ fertilizers which can be
harmful to​ pond plants and​ fishes.
Filtration
Building a​ pond also requires the owners to​ put some
thought on​ how to​ filter off the waste that
accumulates in​ it .​
a​ good thing to​ remember is​ that
the bigger the water area the better it​ can handle the
waste coming from the fishes .​
Keep in​ mind that you
will need to​ put some kind of​ substrate or​ gravel so
that a​ bacteria bed can build up and​ help maintain​ the
water in​ good quality .​
you​ can buy good filters and
gravel in​ your​ local pet stores.
if​ you​ are building a​ pond to​ keep a​ school of​ gold
fish or​ other kinds of​ fishes, wait until you​ have
covered the bottom with gravel and​ placed a​ good
filtering machine .​
Like an​ aquarium or​ a​ fish tank,
you​ should introduce a​ fish to​ the pond one at​ a​ time.
Allow some time for​ the environment of​ the pond to
adjust with the population​ .​
if​ you​ dump all of​ the
fish you​ intend to​ place in​ the pond, they probably
would not survive the environment because the natural
filtering of​ the bacteria will not be able to​ handle
the waste of​ the fishes and​ their food.
Filters can also help to​ ensure that your​ pond doesn’t
become a​ breeding ground for​ mosquitoes .​
Mosquitoes
lay their eggs on​ still waters, so anything that
agitates the eggs will help prevent the pond to​ become
a breeding ground .​
Filters help maintain​ the waters
clean but regular cleaning is​ still needed to​ maintain
the quality of​ the pond.




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