Water features are one of the best ways to liven up your yard, adding another living element to your landscaping design. One of the most popular options is a koi pond, which provides the flash of water along with the fun of live fish and water plants, which can bring your yard to life. However, before you grab a shovel and attempt this on your own, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Placement. You need to know where the gas, sewer and other underground pipes are before attempting to create a koi pond. Cracking a pipe could be a very expensive and dangerous mistake. You also need to be aware of nearby trees which may have roots growing near your pond, as these roots will try and seek out the moisture in the pond.
- Drainage, plumbing and electricity. Depending on the type of pond you’re creating, you may need to have electricity for pumps and lights, as well as a drain system and plumbing. Incorrect drainage or plumbing could cause other major problems to your property.
- Liners. There are many do-it-yourself water pond liners on the market which claim to last for decades. However, if this is not the case, you will have a large, empty hole in your yard and, sadly, dead koi.
A koi pond can become the focal point of your yard, adding color, life and movement, but it’s worth the investment to use a landscaping service which specializes in installing water features and koi ponds. Professional installation will ensure your pond is built to last, with all the right equipment and utilities it needs to help your new fish flourish.
Posted on behalf of:
Champion Lawn Care