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Tips for Building a Large Pond

“When you are planning to put up a water pond in the garden, there are many things which you should consider. Such things as your budget, location preference and pond add-ons determine the benefits you can find from your planned water pond. It is not as fundamental as digging a hole and that’s it.”

A large pond gives you a variety of landscaping choices.Designing a large garden pond is a not to be taken lightly. The pond becomes a permanent fixture in your yard that requires regular maintenance and the bigger the pond, the more maintenance it needs. These water features can become the focal point of your backyard oasis, with tranquil koi and peaceful plants adding to the ambiance.

Planning

The planning stage is the most important part of building a pond. Pick the size you want, then decide where you want to put it. A large backyard pond is usually considered one that holds 1,500 to 3,000 gallons of water, and an extra-large one holds more than 3,000 gallons. As an example, a 10- by 10-foot pond that is 24 inches deep holds about 1,500 gallons of water. Call 811 to ask your local utilities to come mark underground wires and pipes, then use spray paint to define your desired pond area where it won’t interfere with utilities.

 

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