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Decorative garden pond

There are many ways to decorate a garden site. Very often it is done only with the help of decorative plants and flowers, garden pavilions, trees, but the most wonderful decoration will always be water element. For example you can create an ornamental pond in his garden.

For this purpose the bottom of the pond needs to be covered is not permeable material. Without this he will soon be without water. You can use a variety of materials – wood, rubber, plastic, or ceramics. Side of the pond can be laid out with marble or granite to add a decorative element.

On the bottom you need to put the soil you will be planting. What is a pond without green algae? To make the pond look natural, you need to add him his life. Keep there fish. But you need to ensure that the water in the reservoir was clean. To save to ensure environmental cleanliness of the reservoir, consider installing a filter in it.

Ideal for garden pond need a natural and harmonious balance. There are important aspects about which you need to think first. First, it is necessary to provide good conditions for a rich underwater vegetation, and secondly, be sure to adjust the amount of sunlight.

Underwater plants play a very valuable role and serve a variety of purposes. Their main task is to purify water and to release oxygen to support vital functions of fish and other underwater life. To some extent they can even serve as food for fish, and even a breeding ground for fry. They definitely have a very serious impact on the ecosystem of your pond. Cleaning water from excess fish food, they prevent sotsvetiye water and slime formation and hence the water is always transparent.

Water clarity can be controlled by the amount of light that hits the pond. Microscopic algae, like many other plants, need plenty of light to breed. However, to create shade using trees or shrubs is not recommended, as useful plants that you plant in the pond for water purification, are not able to grow in such conditions. The best solution would be to put floating plants such as water lilies. Do not overdo it, the Lily pads should not block all the light, otherwise all vegetation in your pond will die. Let the green leaves close only one third of the whole surface, then the balance will be met.

Ornamental fish will also contribute to the balance of the pond ecosystem. Fish kills pests, not only those that attack plants, but also mosquito larvae – a very annoying to human phenomenon. And the waste products of fish are a great fertilizer for plants. Can be useful snails. They consume microscopic algae, and thereby, help to keep your pond clean.

And of course, you need to think about evening illumination. It can be installed inside the pond or directly on the shore. Lighting of the reservoir creates a delightful aesthetic effect when light is reflected from the water. Moreover, it is very simple.

If you make some effort and will abide by these simple rules, you will receive a lovely decorative pond in your garden.