You’ll wonder why you waited so long to enhance your yard with a beautiful Aquascape water garden!
One of the most rewarding features you can add to a patio or backyard are water gardens, better known as Koi ponds. Picture walking out of your home into your very own paradise right in your backyard, with a beautiful koi pond or water garden being a focal point. The beautiful koi fish and the soothing sounds of running water will allow you to enjoy it while you sit and relax in your backyard. Enjoy your personal backyard oasis all while feeling the world’s cares slip away.
Water gardens and ecosystem ponds from Full Bucket Contracting are very easy to maintain and self-sustaining, and without the upkeep of an indoor aquarium, will allow you to have koi fish as pets. You have the chance to broaden your horizons through pond plants that go well beyond the choices of the standard rose and petunia. If you are a bird lover, you will be delighted by all the new varieties of birds that flock to a water feature almost immediately after it is installed.
Spend quality time relaxing by your water garden with family and friends. You’ll wonder why you waited so long to enhance your yard with a beautiful Aquascape water garden!
The Composition of a Backyard Ecosystem Pond
Working along with Mother Nature, ecosystem ponds provide shelter, safety and food to all wildlife who venture to it or visit it on a whim. It provides you and anyone who notices to admire a piece of paradise that is low-maintenance and all-natural. In order for a true ecosystem to be in place, every piece of the ecosystem puzzle needs to be present. If one of the below elements are eliminated, the ecosystem will be unbalanced.
The elements needed to ensure perfect balance in your ecosystem pond are:
Skimmer (mechanical filter): it will skim debris from that surface of the water to prevent organic materials from accumulating on the floor of the pond.
Biological filter: remove excess nutrients from the water and provide the perfect surface area for the colonization of beneficial bacteria.
Pumps: provides the healthy plants and koi fish the necessary levels of oxygen through the efficient circulation system to keep the water constantly moving.
Rocks and gravel: provide incredible surface area for dissolved organic debris of the pond floor and allow beneficial bacteria to break down the water’s extra nutrients.
Fish: As they bottom feed on the pond’s floor and graze on string algae, you can reduce the maintenance on koi pond. The koi fish also provide hours of natural entertainment, making them enjoyable pets.
Plants: Aquatic plants add character to a pond by providing texture and colour from a filtration perspective as they are second to none as Mother Nature’s true filters. Critical for the ecosystem’s overall health when given proper coverage, aquatic plants in a water garden deprive algae of its food source and thrive from the excess nutrients in a pond.
When all parts of a pond are assembled correctly, they form a naturalistic and beautiful work of art which changes its personality as the seasons change, throughout the day and Mother Nature’s moods.
The options of ponds are offered in many varieties that can accommodate any lifestyle. Regardless of the existing landscape, Full Bucket Contracting can help you install the pond you’ve been dreaming of to have your own slice of paradise right off your back porch.