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January 2013

Landscaping : Backyard Ponds

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Landscaping : Backyard Ponds

If you had a chance to read some of our previous posts, you will realize one thing: Landscaping is full of possibilities. Even people on a budget can have the luxury of exquisite landscaping if they plan the landscape design properly. One of the rarest fixtures in landscaping are backyard ponds. As far as water fixtures go, you cannot do any better than backyard ponds…depending on the size of the project of course. If you are planning a major landscaping overhaul, here are a few key points you need to know about backyard ponds:  


Let’s start with this: backyard ponds are not DIY projects. They involve the installation of irrigation lines, Armour stone and possibly some masonry. While there are ways you can install this yourself, the aesthetic look will not be the same. There are lighter, artificial stones you can use, recycling the same water over and over again (it will smell over time this way) and not to mention performing the masonry work yourself. There are always way to cut corners but we do not recommend it when it comes to the installation of Backyard Ponds Professional contractors will also be able to plan out proper designs before proceeding with their landscape work. The experience and skill they possess will enable you to customize your backyard pond and enable it to be the highlight of your landscape. The main issue is to be sure to contact a landscape professional  


One of the biggest reasons not to cut corners during the initial installation is the higher maintenance costs once installed. While this completely depends on the type of climate you live in, the maintenance costs for all weather conditions are essentially the same. One of the reason’s why we recommend fresh water usage instead of recycling the same water is because it will make your fixture susceptible to algae. Similar to maintaining a pool, you will have a lot of unexpected expenses when it comes to maintaining a backyard pond. Be sure to consult with a professional landscaper to help you breakdown all the potential costs. Best of Luck everyone. I look forward to hearing and seeing some before and after pictures. 

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