Looking to add a little bit of excitement and personality to your home’s yard? One simple way to do that is by installing a pond. A pond is both beautiful and unique, and can be customized exactly how you want it. You can easily add a fountain, fish or other décor to take it to the next level.
However, before you jump right in and get started on your new koi pond, there are a few things you need to consider first. Follow these tips to eliminate hassle and maximize your results:
1. Check the Rules
Some communities and homeowner’s associations have rules regarding building a pond and may require you to obtain a permit before you begin. You may be required to build a fence around any body of water because of the hazards they pose to small children. In addition, you’ll need to call your local utility companies to make sure you won’t hit any lines when digging.
2. Consider Design
Before you begin building, you’ll need to consider your yard’s landscape and style. Think about the feel you want your yard to have as well as how you can make your pond come alive with plants or aquatic life. Fish need shade, while plants will need sunshine. In addition, you’ll want to make your pond the focal point, so that may influence factors such as how big you make it or where you place a seating area.
3. Call a Contractor
Although you might think you have what it takes, building a koi pond should only be done by a professional and with certain equipment. Not only will contractors help dig the hole and line it, but they can also assist you when it comes to designing and landscaping it.
Adding a pond to your yard is a great way to create a beautiful and relaxing environment right at home. Contact a professional landscaper to get started today.