Landscaping garden pond
ACCOMMODATING GARDEN POND
Garden pond is a picturesque corner of nature on your plot. He becomes an ornament to any garden. Last time we talked about what vegetation to plant.
Now let’s find out how to care for it and some animals to populate it.
Summer. The sun generously gives us warm and clear, uplifting weather. Your garden pond has bloomed in all its glory. It remains to put in a little effort, your pond to remain as stunning and pleasing to the eye. In the days of severe drought, when no rain, you need to regularly review the water surface. If the water level is quite low, top up with tap water alone. Also it would be better to install a UV filter and clean it periodically. Do not allow plants to grow strongly, and that your pond turn into a swamp.
Now let’s prepare your personal reservoir to move the inhabitants of the underwater Kingdom. You need to remember a few simple rules and follow our instructions.
The choice of fish for a garden pond should be treated with responsibility and seriousness, to avoid unpleasant surprises. Otherwise, except for the bubbles and the muddy water you will see nothing and deprive yourself of pleasure to watch the fascinating life of the underwater Kingdom.
Predalien to be of medium size, in too small of a pond fish it is better not to settle. Also prepare yourself for the fact that the pond will need to take care of.
It is better if the pond will be varied with bays, shoals and whirlpools. Then you will be able to run the most different species of fish. A garden pond should not be too deep. When deep you simply will not see its inhabitants, and externally, the pond will seem lifeless. Again, too bad the deep waters warmed up, and this slows down the reproduction of different microorganisms – a natural fish food. You also need to consider one more thing – fish, like people need to breathe, and the depth does not provide the required saturation of water with oxygen.
When you have built a pond, fish populate only after you drop off the vegetation there. Fresh water can be deadly to fish.
Now let’s decide who will live in your garden pond. Because the fish is different – some more beautiful, others more useful.
The most popular inhabitants are garden ponds Japanese carp (koi) goldfish and ornamental. To watch them much. They are suitable for people who are not alien to the sense of delicate aesthetic taste. Koi are very beautiful, and slowly move along the water surface. In the summer they are best kept in small shallow water bodies with water filtration. In the cold season is better to move the fish in a deeper pond or an aquarium with appropriate conditions for them.
Ornamental varieties of goldfish (known as goldfish or comets) are best suited for small ponds. They always kept a flock of beautiful, not afraid of other inhabitants of the pond and very quickly gets used to you. The goldfish is one feature – the shorter the tail, the more chances that they will survive the winter in the pond. Ornamental goldfish don’t require special food.
You can put in a garden pond inhabitant with intricate name “carp”, as well as grass carp. These fish are optimal for heavily overgrown water bodies. Carp destroy plants with tender greens, and white Amur destroys almost any varieties of plants. Only to watch them you most likely will not work. These fish swim at depth and on the surface of the water almost do not appear.
Fish of the family Acipenseridae (sturgeon, sturgeon) also survive well in garden ponds. To admire their unusual shape and smooth graceful movements, will accommodate these inhabitants of the underwater Kingdom in shallow pond with a small Acadamy.
If you are an avid fishing enthusiast, you can diversify your garden pond settling back pike. It is a fish for real fans. With it you will not be bored. To predict what she’ll do in the next moment, absolutely impossible. Pike are very secretive and quick, and loves to hunt for small fish. With the advent of this predator’s quickened the whole life of the pond: the other inhabitants of reservoirs usually leave their secret places and began to move on the surface of the water.
If you do not support the traditional views, we sat down to your garden pond perch. A flock of several small striped bass looks very colorful and impressive. We advise you to place large pieces of wood and stones in a prominent place. Perch prefer to stay near them, as you prefer to watch them. Perch feed on larvae, worms, crayfish. You can run into a pond of Verhoeven – perch love for them to hunt. And you will be able to witness a spectacular and unique sight.
But do not use Verhoeven only as feed. These tiny fish also can show an unforgettable show on the water. They always kept in large schools at the surface of water. Drop into the water a crust of bread, and these fancy fish suit real dances around her. And they very cleverly caught mosquitoes. This is the main advantage of inconspicuous tiny fishes.
Get bulls-Rotanov. They will clean your garden pond from superfluous and unnecessary creatures, including even mosquito larvae. Running these voracious fishes in the pond, you almost never see them, but you will save yourself a lot of problems with cleaning of the pond. Gobies-Rotana in winter freezes into ice, and only come alive in the spring, and in addition produce offspring that themselves and then eat.
Do not put carp, crucians and tench. Despite the fact that they feel great in garden ponds, their presence will not give you any pleasure. They muddy the waters and keep the depth. Can also damage the roots of plants in search of food.
We hope that with our advice you will be able to make your garden pond this lively area.