Why pond building has become popular over the years. What attracts us to water? The different tools and equipment used for pond building.
What are we humans mostly made up of?
Yes water, when we go on vacation, whether it is camping, sightseeing, or just heading to the beach. There is water involved. Camp grounds have swimming pools and could have streams, rivers, ponds or lakes. The hotel’s have swimming pools. The beach is a dead giveaway.
Why are we attracted to water?
Water is the foundation of life without it nothing could exist. We drink it daily, or should be drinking more. But the attraction seems to be more nature orientated. This could be the waves lapping at the shore, the reflection the sun, moon, clouds and trees dancing on the water’s surface. Smaller bodies of water such as a pond can generate sound by a fountain or from a water fall. So there is sight and sound, the other attraction is cooling off on a hot summer day or ice skating in the winter.
A Farm pond can provide water for live stock, fish for you and the family, recreation and your own private oasis to relax and loose the stress.
The big deal with building a pond is how big to make the pond and what type.
It could be a water garden filled with plants, or a gold fish pond that could be dug by hand. Invite family, neighbors and friends, arm them with shovels and have a great work day or weekend depending on the size of pond. Now if you are looking for a large pond that will need the use of heavy equipment, there still are the requirements of help, picking up rocks for the pond edge, or waterfall. The opportunity to operate a dozer or backhoe to mold and shape the earth is a great experience.
Health, mental and physical during the pond building using garden hand tools you’ll get a very good work out and a good night’s sleep. Okay maybe a little sore in the morning too. Operating a dozer or backhoe will also give a good work out, arms and legs operating control leavers, clutch and brakes. Getting on and off to take breaks and move rocks, and checking the grade. Mentally your are constantly think where the next load of dirt goes, how much more do you need to dig down and visioning how it will look when completed. Not to mention swimming and kayaking when the pond is done.
The big deal happens when the pond building is done. The grass is growing. Aquatic plants and fish have been placed. Fountains and or waterfalls are running, display lighting. It is time to relax. For larger ponds build a floating dock, kick off to the middle of the pond, during the day catch some rays and at night gaze at the stars. Floating on the dock is very good stress reliever; because you are in your own world no one can touch you there. The smaller back yard ponds bring out the lawn chairs kick back and relax. Plan the pond near a deck or build a deck next to the pond. With the water flowing over the waterfall or fountain you will soon be in your own paradise.
Now the biggest mistakes in pond building are
Plan your pond design carefully lay out the shape with a garden hose or rocks. Ask your friends and family what they think. Is it located as a focal point that can be viewed from the house? When you come home from work?
The first mistake is it’s never big enough. Once you have finished it is very difficult and expensive to increase the size.
Second is waiting too long and putting it off.
A Farm Pond will attract nature. The pond provides the way to bring many different creatures to the pond. Yes some are unwanted such as bugs but overall the birds, deer and other wildlife are very entertaining.
Showing you some of the features and benefits of building a Farm pond. That will enhance your property and life. Size and shapes are up to your imagination. Finding you what you need to know.