Most people who have ponds will tell you that they get immense satisfaction and enjoyment from their pond (or ponds in many cases). People will often spend hours just relaxing by the pond enjoying the sights and sounds of the fish and wildlife that inhabit or visit the pond. A well designed pond will bring you satisfaction for many years to come. Here are some pond design tips to help you create the perfect pond for your back yard. There are basically three types of ponds that people generally build: [column col=”1/2″]
There are no set rules that defines each of these types of ponds, and quite often one type of pond overlaps with, or ‘evolves’ into another.
Although it is true that koi will sometimes eat the roots of floating plants or the new growth of water lilies, this usually only happens only some of the time. On the other hand, koi do love to ‘root around’ in newly potted plant, they can empty a pot of almost all the soil in a few hours causing very murky pond water. That is why it is a good idea to put a layer of gavel on top of all new plants, the bigger your fish the bigger the gravel. The roots will soon fill the pot preventing the koi from doing any harm.