Why You Should Consider Adding a Pond to Your Home

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Are you searching for the perfect way to improve the look and feel of your yard? One way to do it is by adding a beautiful custom-built pond! A pond will instantly change the aesthetic of your outdoor space, making it more peaceful and tranquil. Creating a small oasis on your property could be just what your home needs this summer.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider getting a pond for your home.

Reduce Outside Noise

A pond is a perfect addition to your home if you live near neighbors or on a noisy road. Adding a waterfall to your pond can transform your space into one of tranquility. The soothing sounds of water trickling and flowing can help block out any other noise you want to reduce and make your space feel separate from the outside world.

Create a Water Garden

If one of the reasons you want to add a pond to your space is for aesthetic value, then you’ll love to know that you can add beautiful plants to it too! Yellow pond lilies, cardinal flowers, and blue irises are all great aquatic plant options. They’ll be beautiful to look at while helping with algae control and improving your water quality. Plus, aquatic plants are very low maintenance, so it would not be adding another thing to your daily to-do list.

Raise Fish and Attract Wildlife

Another great way to foster life in your pond is to raise fish. If your kids have been begging you for a pet, but you’re hesitant to get a dog or cat, fish might be the best way to go. A pond will allow you to give your kids plenty of fish, and you will be able to teach them about taking care of the fish over time.

As more wildlife’s natural habitats are being taken away through urbanization, adding a pond is a simple way you can share a piece of your home with them. Your yard may soon become a favorite watering hole to the local birds and attract beneficial insects, frogs, and mammals.

Conserve Water

While you may not think of a pond as a way to conserve water, due to the large volume it contains, you might be surprised to learn it can be a great way to reduce your environmental impact. By having a pond in your yard, you’re reducing the square footage of grass and other plants that need to be watered and adding a natural holding tank for rainwater and runoff. You can even direct the runoff from your roof into the pond to collect even more water.

Add Value to Your Property

Most permanent items on your property add value to your land and home. Though you may not be considering the idea of selling your land now, it is never a bad idea to add more value to it. A pond is an excellent way to make your property more enticing to potential buyers and boost the selling price!

Create a Relaxing Environment

The sound of water is usually associated with relaxation. In fact, relaxing music includes water sounds such as waves, rain, or streams. You will love sitting by your pond to unwind at the end of a long day, especially since it reduces outside noises and invokes a sense of calm.

A pond is also a great place to sit and entertain friends and family. From picnics to backyard barbeques, sitting by the peaceful water and enjoying time with your loved ones makes for great memories and beautiful pictures!

Water features have the power to enhance your yard space. At VistaPro Landscape & Design, our pond landscape design and construction services can turn your backyard into a beautiful and relaxing oasis where you and your family and friends can go to unwind at the end of a long day. We will work with you throughout the pond landscape design process to ensure your pond looks and feels the way you want it to and offer a pond aftercare maintenance package to keep it looking beautiful all year long! 

Contact us at (301)805-0119 to learn more about our water feature installation services