A big pond stretching a few acres could only increase the cost of your property not only because of the natural beauty surrounding it, but also because of the many ways it could be used. Before building a pond that size you’ll need to know exactly what you’ll be utilizing it for. Different ponds require different methods of management. Whether you want it for a dual purpose or not, the essential tools are available for you to be able to build a big pond with any features you choose.
Consider Keeping The Tree Landscape
Before chopping all your trees down to make way for your pond take into consideration how the surrounding trees could play an important part as an awesome visual affect. You’ll be able to water your livestock as well as provide shade for them on hot summer days. The trees could be close enough to the pond to add a picturesque view, but far enough to avoid high cost while maintaining your pond to keep the pond water clear of foliage.
Shoreline Must Be Right The First Time Around
You’ll need to factor in, before you dig, where your shoreline will be after your pond is filled. It’s essential to mark your shoreline correctly especially if you’re planning on building a home on your property or if you have neighboring properties with their own acreages. Consider seeking advice from a professional if you are not sure how to outline a shoreline for the big pond you’re considering to build on your land.
Use Your Pond To Water Your Garden
Before building that big pond on your large property it would be a good idea to place pipes in your pond to water a substantially sized vegetable garden you may be considering to place close to your home. You will be at an advantage with fresh vegetables from your garden and fish from your pond especially if your large property is situated in a rural area.
Keep Your Pond Fish Healthy
It’s really not hard to keep your fish in a healthy environment. Rain and plants can add movement to the pond water and add some oxygen, but it’s not enough to keep the pond free from bacteria that can cause it to go downhill. Consider purchasing an AirPro Deluxe Pond Aerator Kit for your big pond. It will keep your pond functioning up to par by protecting the water quality.
Barricade Your Pond From Uphill Drainage
If your pond sits below a hill, you may get some drainage that can seep in your pond. This drainage could affect your valuable fish and disrupt the ponds ecological system. Besides aeration you could also consider tall grasses around the shoreline of your pond to stop that drainage from entering it. Once you’ve analyzed all the factors that are involved in building a big pond on your property, you could begin your enterprising endeavor to create whatever type of pond that will suit you. Whether it’s a recreational pond you’re looking to build or one that will suit your property’s needs, it can be built with all the right equipment and dimensions.