In many respects, your pond is an
Creating a beautiful pond in your yard—complete with fish, a fountain, a waterfall, water lilies and other plants—is as rewarding as it is challenging.
The pond is an interactive part of an uncontrolled environment that affects and is affected by all of its natural surroundings. As an artificial construct, it cannot exist without regular maintenance. It is probably best to think of it as an outdoor aquarium. When planning your pond, you need to consider the following:
Once it’s up and running, your pond will do much of the work itself, leaving you free to sit back and enjoy your fish. Take the right steps at the beginning and your pond will be a beautiful and healthy aquatic home.