What are Landscape Ponds or Water Gardens
Different ancient cultures have all enhanced their sprawling gardens more beautiful and grand by adding in landscape ponds or water gardens. Pond designs have been always been used to make an existing landscape or architecture, look even more beautiful. Before the invention of pumps ponds have historically served as a water source.
When it boils down to making large spaces look more scenic and beautiful, landscape ponds or water gardens might just be the drastic improvement. These landscape ponds or water gardens are perfect projects that can improve the look of venues and homes dramatically. You can imagine them as a form of an aquatic gardens. They can be built to enhance or complement the architecture or you can build these ponds to make the surrounding environment look unique and more scenic. Landscape ponds or water gardens can be made as habitat for different species of fish like koi or for amphibians such as turtles.
Landscape ponds have been frequently constructed to serve as a habitat for many wild flaura and fauna, making it into a wildlife garden. Wildlife from aquatic creatures, amphibians, mammals and birds can potentially come in and be part of this diverse ecosystem. Self sustaining environments such as these are much easier to maintain because the environment does most of the work itself but planning and proper design is needed. Many gardeners, especially the ones who specialize organic gardeners, make use of wildlife gardens as a biological means of pest control and to promote bio diversity.
A Water-based Ecosystem
Shallow ponds can serve as useful backgrounds for well balanced ecosystems. There are a variety of fauna and flora that can thrive happily in this aquatic environment and when there is a proper balance between the two, then you have created a good quality, and highly sustainable aquatic environment. Additionally these kinds of ponds do not need any further maintenance and cleaning. Different elements like underwater lighting and fountains can be added to the pond to make it look more appealing.
There are a variety of designs, styles, and types of ponds, whatever design you might have come up with or think about building, there will surely be one out there that will suit your style. You can have a professional water garden or landscape pond designer come over and install one or you can build and design one on your own, do-it-yourself style. You will surely be happy with the finished product and end up with a pond that provides your property with a sense of tranquility. Good luck and have fun with your aquatic project.