Aquascape Ponds

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Aquascape ponds are just as much a possibility for your yard as a garden. In fact, the two go hand in hand. Both are attractive, natural enhancements to your property. Both showcase plants, flowers, and even certain insects and animals. Butterflies, bees, crickets--and, of course, their predators, frogs and turtles--are all attracted to gardens and ponds. If you like the idea of having a beautiful and lively ecosystem sharing your yard, then ponds are as good an option as gardens.

Besides, whoever said you can't have both? Anyone who has put together a garden and worked to maintain it is can be successful with a pond. In fact, you can consider a pond just an extension of your garden. If you already have a garden, for instance, you can build a pond adjacent to it. Then you can decide whether to leave it as is, or continue with more garden on the other side of the pond, creating a symmetry and making the pond the center of the garden.

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However, no matter what the layout, a pond is guaranteed to be the center of attention. However, the truth is that most people don't have much knowledge about water gardens, how they're built, or how easily they are to put together and maintain. Therefore, when they see aquascape ponds--which these days is becoming more of a common sight as ponds grow in popularity--they may admire them, but not seriously consider them to be a possibility for their own yards.

However, any homeowner can have a pond in his or her yard. All it requires is the initial investment of money to buy a kit, and the time and the concentration to follow the simple instructions to build it. Ponds can be any shape or size to fit any type of yard, whether front or back, small or spacious. They can be built and maintained without the use of chemicals or anything harmful to the environment or local wildlife. Another nice side benefit is that ponds actually appreciate the value of your home and are a great attraction to prospective buyers.


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