I am interested in building a koi pond. What does proper maintenance include?
A koi pond is an absolutely beautiful addition to any landscape. The assimilation of koi fish can is one of the most detrimental aspects of the pond. Doing it incorrectly will lead to disastrous results. Instead, following proper directions will give you a tranquil and safe sanctuary for the fish. Filtration is an important aspect for water quality as well as a bottom drain for gravity feeding. To alleviate some of the stress of going to multiple equipment rental or purchase stores for each necessary piece, a Koi Pond kits can be purchased here.
I am having problems with animal pests in my water garden, but I do not want to use pesticides or chemical based animal repellents. Do you have any ideas?
It is good to hear that you are trying to make your water garden as natural as possible without harmful chemicals or pesticides. If you are having problems with squirrels, rabbits or even your own pets invading your garden there are a few options you can do to deter them. You need to first ensure you do not have attractions in or near your garden that is persuading wildlife to come hither. Make sure tall grass and weed piles are eliminated, because these can become hiding or nesting places for animals.
Also make sure your birdfeeder is far enough away from your water garden that the feed isn’t following into the garden area causing birds to destroy your beautiful plants. You can also try a small fence, but sometimes larger animals such as deer can easily walk right over it. A substantial choice to go with would be motion detector. Some, such as the Ultrasonic Pest Repeller have a loud, piercing ultrasonic sound wave that keeps animals away. This is both safe for the environment and your natural water garden.
I have a rock waterfall in my backyard and am interested in creative lighting ideas for summer nights and get-togethers. Do you have any ideas?
This is a lovely idea to add color and excitement to a waterfall. The first question you need to ask yourself is how many different lit areas do you want your water to illuminate? If your waterfall is smaller in length, a lighting kit with four to six fountain lights is sufficient for your project. However, if your waterfall is quite long, you can go anywhere from eight to sixteen lights in a kit. You definitely want to go with a lighting kit that is easily hid.
You also want to determine how many colors a kit can illuminate. Going with a kit that only illuminates one color would be insufficient for this type of project. Living Water Aeration provides kits four to sixteen lights in a kit and has superior technology built into the lighting systems for the utmost quality. To view these kits for your project, visit this page. For more questions related to building a koi pond please read FAQ & Answers for Building a Koi Pond – Part 2 here.