If you are looking for something special to add to your backyard landscape, then you might want to consider adding your own fish pond. A well stocked fish pond is a fantasticaddition to any garden and whats more it doesn’t have to be too hard to care for. Looks great, adds interest and you don’t want to have to tend to it all of the time – perfect! For the most part, you only need to ensure that you have enough water to keep the fish happy, and a source for keeping the water moving in some manner, and of course, a way for the fish to eat. If you have those things, your pond will be a roaring success.
Most landscape gardeners build fish ponds by first digging a large hole. Although this is one way to do it, you don’t have to have a lot of space to have a pond. If you have a large area for a pond, you can have a contractor come in to dig you a hole. If you have a natural spring under a part of your yard, that is the perfect place to put fish ponds. That means the pond will be fed naturally with fresh water, and you won’t have to worry about the water going stale or lacking on oxygen.
Some who don’t have a lot of space can still have fish ponds if they want to do so. There are large tubs that are made especially for this purpose and you can get them in many shapes and sizes. These are very convenient, as you just have to dig out a hole large enough to hold it. However, this type of pond requires a pump to make sure that water is circulating. You can’t have fish in water that is not moving and has no way to clear out. Though fish clean to some extent, they need a steady supply of fresh water.
When it comes to choosing what to put into your fish ponds, remember you want to stay to one species if you don’t know a lot about fish. Some fish will eat others, and you don’t want to put helpless fish in with those that might eat them. Most like to have just one type anyway, especially if they have the smaller of the fish ponds out there. Some of the most popular types of fish that people have in smaller ponds are goldfish, and those with larger ponds might like to have bass or something similar. It all depends on what you want to do with your ponds and how often you have to attend to them.