This pond was one of our most extensive projects. These next few photos will give you a behind-the-scenes look at its installation. It now successfully hosts a variety of fish, turtle, frog, bird and plant species.
Ponds add more to the home garden than being aesthetically pleasing. They offer countless benefits to local wildlife by providing a safe habitiat to feed, breed, and make a home. Even very small ponds can still provide countless value to many species of local birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Populations of many amphibian species have shown dramatic declines in the past several decades, and most of this can be attributed to the loss of freshwater habitats due to pollution and destruction.
Also, if done properly, pond construction can be a way of dealing with soggy spots in the yard, or a way to make use of excessive rain runoff. This, in turn, would benefit the plants growing around the pond. Keeping your garden at a more moderate temperature during those hot and dry summer days can save on watering costs during the heat of the season.