Fall Pond Building Tips

Fall Pond Building Tips

If you are looking to install a pond then fall is the best time to plan and build. Autumn weather is dryer, cooler, and generally more predictable. Usually, there is less rainfall and the ground is easier to work. Enlist the help of friends to make it easier to construct and create an outdoor project that you can all look forward to working on together. Below are some fall pond building tips to aid you in your endeavor.

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Autumn Aquatic Plant Care

Autumn Aquatic Plant Care

With the shorter days and cooler weather comes a change in foliage. For trees, we get to enjoy the vibrant fall colors that remind us of apple picking, pumpkin patches, and playing in the leaves. However, the same does not happen for our water plants. Colors begin to fade and leaves begin to dry out as they prepare for the winter ahead. As we have mentioned in previous blogs about preparing your pond for fall, executing seasonal pond maintenance is important, but paying attention to autumn aquatic plant care is also prudent. Savor the rest of the water gardening season by providing the extra attention needed to properly winterize your plants.

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The Link Between Mental Health and Ponds

The Link Between Mental Health and Ponds

Mental wellness has become a popular topic of discussion, as it is an important factor to living a successful well-balanced life. The stress of the everyday grind including work, family, finances, physical and mental-health issues, on top of all the unpredictable events that happen can have a direct effect on your body and mind. Finding ways to incorporate self-care will help to decrease the stress and its impact. One form of self-care is being by water and if you don’t live by a beach, lake, or river then having a pond is the next best thing. There is a positive correlation between mental wellness and ponds and listed below are some of the mental health benefits of creating and owning a pond.

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How To Decorate Your Pond With Meaning

How To Decorate Your Pond With Meaning

Decorating a home or garden may seem like a trivial task but we may not realize that how we design our own space is a representation of who we are. Do we want to show that we are successful? Or do we want to show that we are warm and inviting? In order to decorate your pond with meaning, it is helpful to visualize and choose objects that represent and/or hold sentimental meaning to us. This process creates a more personalized experience of designing and enjoying your pond.

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Making the Most Out of Your Lighting

Making the Most Out of Your Lighting

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to take advantage of your backyard. Many turn their yards into a calming retreat where you can relax but it can also be the prime place to host gatherings with family and friends. Having the right landscape including bushes, trees, and flowers, as well as water features like ponds, fountains, and/or waterfalls can create a tranquil sanctuary or the perfect place to hang out. The lighting is what ties everything together. Landscape and pond lighting not only highlights your plant life, but also creates a focal point on your water features and sets the mood. Here are some tips on making the most of your pond and landscape lighting.

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