How to decorate your garden pond?
Jeremy, construction site supervisor, Cardiff120 guides
- Oxygenation of water
- Stones and gravel
- Plants on the banks
- Aquatic plants
Pond decorations implies proper water balance
In nature, plants and animals coexist in perfect balance. The primary challenge in developing a pond is to reconstitute that same viable ecosystem. Choosing the different plants and/or species of fish wisely is crucial. Depending on the elements you select, different bacteria or insects will move in, helping to maintain the ecosystem.
Oxygenation of water
Stones and gravel
Plants on banks
Having plants on pond's banks will allow for a vegetal transition from land to pond. There are a vast amount of choices in terms of what plants you can choose. The plants will also stabilize the banks with their roots, limiting the chance of landslides and strengthening the pond's hold in the ground. Perennial plant species are often used, the most common of which are forget-me-nots, hostas, lilies, daylilies. Some plants are to be absolutely avoided in all cases: knotweeds, any type of willow or any other invasive plants.
Aquatic or submerged plants
The type of acquatic plant you use will depend on the depth of the water. Anything deeper than 50 cm will offer a lot more types and species, as entire families of water lilies or surface cover plants become accessible. However, be careful not to go overboard on the surface cover plants if your pond houses any fish. As a general rule, acquatic plants can be placed down to a maximum depth of 1 m.
The most common fish to introduce into a pond are koi carps (Chinese carps), which are very colorful (yellow, orange, red, white...). In addition to being living, breathing works of arts, they will also an extra splash of color to the pond.
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Jeremy, construction site supervisor, Cardiff 120 guides écrits
I'm a trained electrician who started off working in large-scale industrial projects. Most of my early career was spent taking on huge electrical installations. I like to think that no job is too big for me, and after all the experience I'd gained, I started managing teams of electricians.
I like to learn on the job, so around ten years ago, I moved into building and construction. As a site manager, I've overseen the building of small residences, sport facilities, and even theatres!
Working with my hands is something I love to do in my free time as well. For four years now, I've been restoring our home in the Welsh countryside. I even built a conservatory for my wife, who loves watching the sheep behind our house.
Whether it's patios, interior design, roofing, plumbing or electricity - I love giving it all a go! I've even made my family DIY converts and together we've built almost everything we have from scratch. My experience, both in the field and in my workshop, has taught me a lot and I'm happy to share what I've learned. No matter how big or small your project is, I'm here to answer your questions and help you choose the right tools and equipment.