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A Quick Guide through Outdoor Ponds

Ponds are mass of standing water which has occurred naturally or has been constructed by humans and they are usually smaller than lakes. natural ponds occur in floodplains and are usually a part of the river system as well as can occur where there are isolated depressions that fill up with rainwater over time. The depth of the water is usually shallow with marsh and other aquatic animals and plants. There are a number of factors that influence the number and type of aquatic plants and animals that are present in a pond including water level, nutrient level, shading by the trees salinity, the effects experience when animals graze there as well as presence or absence of streams.

It is easy to construct a human made pond which are the most common types of pond as compared to a natural pond forming. During the dry season, farmers are likely to dig ponds in their backyards or remove mud from the existing ones to increase their depth so as they can collect adequate amounts of water during the wet season. Other ponds can be constructed to enhance habitat restoration and for wastewater treatment. In other cases, ponds can be constructed as architectural features or for aesthetic ornamentation for landscapes and the ponds can be referred to as water features or water gardens. Solar ponds are also artificial ponds which are used for thermal energy storage and fish ponds which are used for commercial fish breeding.

When constructing an outdoor pond at home, there are factors one need to consider. The main thing to ensure during the construction of an outdoor pond is to look for a site that is well drained as well as ensure that there are no underground cables, pipes, sewers or even septic fields in the area. It is also important to ensure that there is an outdoor faucet that shall be used for the refilling of the outdoor pond. Ensuring partial shading of the outdoor pond will also prevent excessive evaporation from the pond as well as reduce the rate of algae growth in the pond. The shading should not be from trees since leaves might fall into the pond and accumulate at the bottom causing clogging of the pond pumps. The sun and the shade can be balanced depending on the purpose which the pond shall be put to by using plants such as lilies or even use a portable shade screen for shading. A suitable outdoor pond liner should be used which is laid down after digging a hole. Once the pond has been filled with water, it is important to place some stones or even edging around the perimeter of the pond.

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