Constructing a water feature on your property can revive tired, boring landscaping and help your yard and become an exotic haven instead. There are numerous decisions to be made while designing a water feature to insure its success.
One of the main decisions will be to determine on the location of the pond. What will be the purpose of the pond? Is it primarily to look at or will the focus be entirely for plants? You must decide if fish or other aquatic life will thrive in the pond. Pond plants require 5 or 6 hours of sunlight to grow well, but if your pond gets too much sun the water will be too warm for fish to do well so shade is also important.
If a landscape installation company will be responsible for constructing your new koi pond be certain to go over all of these questions during the planning phase.
When the water feature has been constructed now it is time to add some charm and interest along with beauty to the area surrounding the fish pond. This is the easy stage. Before selecting your pond plants determine if your county has a list of aquatic plants that are prohibited. Some aquatic plants can be invasive if they get into the wild.
You might want to choose the tropical water lily, which has a beautiful bloom. There are also a wide variety of pond plants that are commonly used around the borders of the pond called marginals.
You will be surprised at the many designs you can create with the use of the right pond plants around and within your fish pond. Start planning your water feature now!