Ponds & Water Gardens
Before selecting a site to put your pond, we consider what kind of pond and pond environment you want to create and how close you would like it to be situated to your residence. After settling on a spot, we help you to choose what features you want.
If you want your pond to be a home to Koi or goldfish, design a slightly larger pond than you think you will need. More pond area gives you more options for more kinds of fish or other wildlife. Here are two kinds of ponds to consider:
Koi Ponds equire more space because this valuable Japanese fish grows to large sizes and requires a depth of four to six feet. Koi are plant eaters and your pond will need to be at least a thousand gallons in order to support enough plant life to keep your fish happily fed.
Environmental Ponds or Water Gardens
These are ponds that combine various plant and fish types. This type of pond should be at least two feet deep, and more if you live where deep freezes occur. While not strictly necessary, your pond can benefit from having a pump and biological filter to keep water cleaner. Circulated water allows you to utilize a watercourse, waterfall or fountain, adding ambient sound to your pond environment.
If you do not wish to have fish in your aquatic environment, consider a smaller pond that will act as a collection point for a waterfall. Small waterfalls use surprisingly little water and yet provide the sound and ambience of a larger waterscape.
Water lilies and other aquatic plants will help maintain pond health and provide a source of food for fish. Here are some common aquatic plant species:
Deep water plants:
Tropical Water Lilies