Small pond


The benefits of ponds

It is always rewarding to encourage the customer to incorporate a pond in their garden. The benefits to nature are exponential; life emerges from water like no other environment and feeds a great pyramid of creatures.

From the minute water daphnia to water boatmen, frogs, newts, fish and dragonflies, each supports pool a boundless array of bird spices. Mammals like voles, water shrews and if you are lucky, otters will join you in time.

Smaller ponds still provide considerable benefits to your garden; it’s quite incredible the amount of insect, amphibian and birdlife a small pond will entice into your garden. Spontaneous visitors appear almost immediately.

The end result


Advice & Guidance

Tips to consider when building a small pond

Ideally, ponds prefer not to be in full sun all-day, a semi-shade position is easier to manage, and less prone to algae build up in the summer which depletes light and oxygen in the water. If your pond is in full sun consider some semi-shade planting nearby which cast a shadow for part of the day when the sun is high.

Use rocks and gravel to line the pond; this will help to stabilize the temperature fluctuation throughout the day.

Clean the pond of all rotting debris and excess weed and algae in late autumn to prevent nitrate build-up through the winter.

If you have any questions, I’m happy to advise on any aspect of pond build or maintenance. Enjoy!



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