Backyard ponds are a positive addition to any home for several reasons, some being:
Is it boring? Feed the grass, water the plants, mow the yard, just a bunch of work and upkeep. You can make it more than that. Add a backyard pond ecosystem and change your life!
A pond can get you into the fresh air. Enjoy the sights and sounds, feed the fish, do what maintenance is needed, and just live the pond lifestyle. A pond ecosystem changes, daily and seasonally, drawing people towards it. It’s fun to see a new addition to the pond!
Wake up, grab some coffee, and gaze upon your pond in its morning glory. When you get back home it’ll still be there waiting for you to unwind beside it.
It’s a “wow factor”. People can walk into your backyard and literally say “wow!” when they see a pond there. It’s a centerpiece of excitement and character. Not everybody has a backyard pond, so those that do can have a yard that stands above the rest in every season. Spring, summer, fall, and winter all have different impacts on ponds, making them look unique for all seasons.
Don’t forget about waterfalls or streams! These additions add sound and disguise any background noises from cars or buzzing lights. Turn your yard into a garden oasis.
But it impacts more than just your backyard.
Build it and they will come! Croaking bullfrogs, speedy dragonflies, and colorful birds will all be attracted to your backyard pond. You can also add fish to feed and watch as they dart back and forth. Just like every pond is different, so is the nature that it attracts. Add a backyard pond and see what amazing life it could bring.
Learn for yourself and educate your kids too!
Most kids today may as well merge with the couch. You could prevent that with a water feature! A backyard pond could turn them from a couch potato into a wildlife expert. The whole family can learn about ecosystems, plants, animals, and nature. Record and photograph wildlife, cultivate aquatic plants, even make a school project out of it! Plant an appreciation for nature in them and watch it grow. Live the pond lifestyle.
Wait, what’s this about cultivating aquatic plants?
Aquatic plants take gardening to an amazing new level! Popular aquatic plants start growing in the spring, peak in the summer, fade in the fall, and then repeat the process. They can add all sorts of look to your pond because of the variety of types and colors, whatever you want really!