Dec
2013

Water Gardens are Beautiful and Will Attract a Variety of Wildlife to your Property


One of the things that I enjoy most in life is animals and various wildlife. I find the presence of these creatures to be very stimulating and soothing in many ways. They give me a stark contrast in my life between the hectic life of a human and the simple existence that their live represent. Because of my fondness of nature, I often visit zoos and aquariums in the seasons that these places are open to the public. I also like to hike and do some light photography of the various animals that I see on my adventures. Another thing that I do to pursue my passion for animals is set up various bird feeders in my backyards to attract a variety of birds. I’ve even seen a few hummingbirds visit to enjoy my feeder made specifically for them. In my pursuit to further my hobby of animal watching, I’ve decided it would be a great idea to get a water garden set up in my backyard. With such a thing in place, I can expect to attract all sorts of animals. I especially hope that I can get some toads and frogs to visit my property, as I find their mating calls to be very soothing and interesting to listen to.

One major problem that I have come across in my pursuit of setting up a water garden is that I do not know the first thing about getting a pond set up. I thought it would just be as simple as digging a hole and filling it with water, but this is not the case. There are many things to keep in mind when building a pond, so I’ve hired the professionals at Purely Ponds to help me get started. The professional landscapers who work here recently came out to look at my property and help educate me on all the aspects of this project. I learned that it’s best to avoid areas that receive excessive shade, especially if I plan on having plants in the pond. It’s important to also have significant depths for the pond, as certain plants require different amounts of space. Another big challenge in this endeavor will be installing pond pumps. Having a good pond pump system in place will help to circulate the water and keep it fresh and free of sludge and harmful bacteria.

I made it clear to them that I would also like to have fish living in my pond, and so they began recommending various water treatments that are necessary. The more I learned the more I could tell that this project was going to be a lot more challenging than I originally thought. In the end I decided to hire Purely Ponds to handle all of the work for me. This was an easy decision to make, because they really impressed me with their professionalism and customer service when they created an estimate for the project. I’m sure that they will do great work and I’ll get to see all sorts of diverse wildlife visiting my pond.