Adding a garden pond to increase value

Increase Property Value and Curb Appeal With These Top Expert Tips

A garden pond can offer great value to a property and make you feel like you are exploring the wilderness every time you leave the house. This type of landscaping also looks great and offers great curb appeal if placed in the front of a house.

There are many steps to building a perfect garden pond. First, planning is of the utmost importance. You will need to plan what kind of plants you will keep in the pond, what kind of fish will live in it, and where you will put it. Depending on the quantity of water and size, you will also need to find the right garden pond pump.

A garden waterfall is also a great feature to plan for. Not only does this look good, it will provide an excellent sound of crashing water. It is also a nice moving aspect that you can add to your yard’s landscape.

Finding the right garden pond liner is something else to consider. You most certainly need a liner, or you will lose all of your water. Liners range from rubber to plastic. If you plan on purchasing a plastic liner, make sure that it is of high quality and will last at least 20 years with constant water contact. Cheaper plastic liners will break easily and will turn into more of a hassle than the savings are worth.

A garden pond pump and filter is the final large item a gardener must plan for. These really are the heart and soul of your pond, because filtration is very necessary for cleanliness and proper water flow. With the wrong pump, your whole yard could be ruined and money will be wasted.

The garden pond has been used for thousands of years and is a very high class addition to any type of landscaping project. Consider these tips and you are well on your way to a professional looking feature.

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