A little bit of blue goes a long way. Adding a pond to complement the emerald green or rich brown color of your backyard can make it a lovelier, more aesthetically pleasing sight to behold. But ponds aren’t just easy on the eyes: They offer other benefits that can boost your backyard!
A pond can be a wonderful investment for your backyard. If you’re wondering if adding a splash of color and water to your backyard is a good idea, take a look at these three ways that having a pond can boost your backyard.
Ponds Conserve Water
Everything in your backyard requires lots and lots of watering to thrive. Whether it’s your lawn or soil-based plants or fruit trees, everything needs to be fed a steady supply of water to survive and stay strong. Ponds are different: They are a self-sustaining water source. They can replenish themselves with rainwater and may only need to be topped off by you on occasion. An easy way to do this is to position your drainpipes from your rooftop to empty out into your pond.
They can also help keep alive plants growing near them by watering them for you. You can also use your pond water to water other plants around your house. The benefit of this conservation isn’t purely environmental: It can also be a boon to your pocketbook! The less water you use, the lower your utility costs will be.
Ponds Provide Air Conditioning
Your pond can also cool you down during a hot summer day. When water evaporates, it removes heat from its surroundings. So when your pond water evaporates, it creates a cooling effect around it. Think of it like outdoor air conditioning!
Consider adding a waterfall to your pond. They can enhance this “air conditioning” effect. Waterfalls create negative ions, which will scrub the air of pollen, germs, dust mites, pollutants and allergens. Waterfalls also offer a natural source of soundproofing: Instead of hearing the loud sound of traffic whizzing by, you can listen to the slow and pleasant gurgle of your waterfall.
Ponds Have Environmental Benefits
Looking to enrich your backyard with wildlife? The easiest way to do that is with a pond. Birds, butterflies and other animals will come to visit your pond to quench their thirst. You could design your pond as a wildlife refuge, offering food and shelter to beautiful critters who could add natural beauty and vibrancy to your backyard.
The kind of wildlife your pond can attract includes:
- Frogs and Toads
- Water Striders
- Water Boatmen
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Want to know more about how a pond can enhance and beautify your backyard? Call the experts at ABC Scapes at 602-404-0568.