No matter how visually interesting your backyard is right now, the sparkle of a water feature can turn your landscape into a work of art.
Water features, such as a Koi pond, a pond-less waterfall, or fountain is the perfect addition to turn your backyard into a peaceful escape. Adding one or more of these water features to your landscape is time-consuming and a lot of work. Therefore, even if you have a design in mind, if you don’t have much experience you may want to consult a professional landscaper before starting. However, if you have some experience, plenty of time, and don’t mind the backbreaking work, this can be a rewarding workout.
Add a Stunning Koi Pond
Whether you belong to a Koi show club, or are just interested in adding a Koi pond for visual affect and family pleasure, there are a few things that must be considered for the health and well-being of your prized fish.
• Skimmers, which are used to collect debris from the top of the pond water, such as leaves and uneaten food.
• Mechanical filters, which are used to trap large items that may clog the biological filter.
• Biological filters are used in what is known as a nitrogen cycle, which converts nitrogenous fish wastes.
• Air and Water Pumps
• Bottom drains, which can be used with filters and pumps to aerate and recirculate the pond water.
• Ultraviolet Lights, which help flocculate the algae for removal through the mechanical filter.
What may be required for your Koi pond depends largely on its set up. Consult a professional landscaper regarding which apparatus are necessary and hire a professional, if necessary.
Add a Ravishing Pond-less Waterfall
Whether your concern is for the safety of neighborhood children or a space constraint, adding a waterfall without a pond can be easily achieved. The appeal of a waterfall is the blissful sound of water trickling over the rocks. Imagine the peace and tranquility of a book on the hammock beside your personal waterfall. The stress of your busy lifestyle will melt away, page after page in your personal paradise.
Whatever your imagination can compose, professional landscapers can advise you, some even offer a free consultation, if you are considering them to complete the project. Whether you wish to design your own waterfall flowing from an urn, using boulders, slate, and other materials to realize your backyard dream escape, or you want to use a kit, a professional landscaper can put it all together for you, if you are not incline to DIY.
Add a Fantastic Fountain
Nothing adds elegant grace to a backyard quicker than a fantastic fountain. You could use a cheerful cherub pouring water from an urn into the fountain, or the more famous Venus de Milo. Even the simplest design coupled with some outdoor lighting will make your backyard sparkle. Fountains can flow down walls, trickle from arches, bubble up by your barbecue, or create a waterfall from a stone wall.
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