Should You Add a Pond to Your Yard?

Outdoor landscaping can not only add value to your home through curb appeal but can also add to your enjoyment of your outdoor space. Ponds are a popular addition to outdoor spaces because they can be beautiful with fountains, lilies, and even fish. But what things should you keep in mind when considering the addition of a pond? There are several things to consider such as size, location, and maintenance. Let’s look at some things to consider when adding a pond to your landscaping.

Zoning and Other Regulations

Before you plan anything else about your pond you’ll want to make sure you can have one. Some HOAs prohibit ponds so checking with your HOA is an important first step. Similarly, sometimes zoning restrictions can prevent homeowners from installing a pond on their property. It is essential to be aware of your community’s regulations prior to adding a pond.

Location

Once you’ve determined you are able to add a pond to your property carefully consider the location of the pond. It is important to position the pond at a high part in the yard so it doesn’t flood after a considerable amount of rain. Additionally, the pond will need to have access to a power source for a pump to keep the water moving. Stagnant water will lead to algae, bacteria, and insect overgrowth.

Size

The size of your pond will depend on a number of factors. First and foremost the size will depend on the size of your yard. For a visually attractive pond make sure it is proportional with the rest of your outdoor space. If you intend to have fish in your pond you will also need to account for that when selecting a size and depth.

Maintenance

Like any other landscaping, a pond requires consistent maintenance. If you intend to have plants growing and around your pond, they will need to be tended to so it continues to look nice. If you do your own lawn maintenance consider that you will need to spend additional time caring for it.

Ponds can be a beautiful addition to your landscaping, but they do require some planning and extra care. If you are considering adding a pond and are in need of a landscaper and designer, call us at Vin’s Total Care Landscaping today. We’d love to help with your Catonsville water feature and give you the yard of your dreams!


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