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Adding Water Ponds to a Landscape

by Stu Preston on Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:25 AM

backyard pond

Incorporating water ponds into your landscape is one of the best ways to make it more aesthetically appealing while providing you with a relaxing place to enjoy life. Ponds can provide several benefits to both your yard and home, including increasing your home’s resale value and enhancing the overall aesthetic of your lawn. When determining whether adding water ponds to your landscape is a good option, you should first consult with one of our designers at Promark, as we can provide you with an expert opinion and design water features that fit your landscape perfectly. It can also help to know some of the most prominent benefits ponds can offer.

Landscape Improvement

Water ponds add a level of complexity and a new dimension to your landscaping design. A professionally created water pond is one of the best ways to enhance your landscape. Space is the only factor that limits the implementation of ponds around your home. Otherwise, they can be incredibly diverse, so regardless of your current landscaping situation, and ProMark can design a pond that complements your existing landscape perfectly.

Water Ponds Help You Relax

Having an outdoor water pond that you can sit around and relax after a long day is a great way to reduce stress. Water fountains, streams, and other features have such beneficial stress-reducing properties that many doctors recognize the benefits of having them installed around your home.

Water Ponds Are Environmentally Friendly

Backyard ponds are a great way to increase the biodiversity of your landscape and can make nearby plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees healthier. They are also excellent at filtering chemical runoff naturally and can therefore reduce the harmful effects of chemicals that leach into your soil from various sources outside your home. Additionally, research suggests that having a pond in your garden may improve air quality, as constantly evaporating water can filter the air chemically.

Water Ponds Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

Having a well-maintained water pond in your yard is one of the best ways to increase the resale value of your home. In addition to increasing your home’s resale value, you can also save money over the pond’s lifetime because ponds help you reduce the amount of water you use to maintain your landscape by taking up space where grass or other plants might be otherwise.

Stu Preston

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