Garden ponds are a wonderful addition to any garden or outdoor space and they also serve more than aesthetic purposes. Any sort of pond can also be great for the environment and provide a habitat for wildlife. Read on to find out the ten top benefits of having a garden pond.

1. Visual appearance

Putting in a garden pond could be a great choice in terms of improving the aesthetic value of your outdoor space. If you have a smaller area, you can still put in a smaller pond and fill it with a range of flowers and plants to brighten up the space. If you have a larger outdoor space, you could use a pond as the focal point of the area and bring the garden together.

2. Adds value

As long as you keep your pond tidy and controlled, then having one will add value to your home. If you ever come to sell your property, you will likely be able to ask more for the property considering this home improvement. Plus, in the meantime, or even if you never decide to sell the home, you still get to enjoy a wonderful outdoor addition.

3. Garden ponds are relaxing

As well as looking peaceful, the sound of water flowing or bubbling can also help make the space feel more relaxing. This will make the area more enticing and you can enjoy spending time there whenever you feel overwhelmed or need a space where there is calm.

4. Nature watching

There are many wonderful creatures that you could get to see as a result of installing a pond. As well as frogs and turtles, you may find rare birds, dragonflies and butterflies who want to visit your new water feature. This would make your garden the perfect spot to learn more about nature and wildlife, something especially useful if you have children.

5. Habitat for wildlife

Similarly, having a pond and the right kinds of plant life can be a big help in terms of providing shelter and a safe habitat for wildlife. In this way, you can help nature to thrive in your very own back garden.

6. Garden ponds create learning experiences for children

Whether it’s your own kids or other younger relatives or friends, a pond is a great idea if you need to entertain children. It is a brilliant way to drag kids away from technology and get them to interact with nature. It could also be a good time to incorporate learning about science, plants and animals.

7. Less gardening work

If you put in a patio pond, you will be able to spend less time on tasks like mowing the lawn since there will be less grass. This can reduce the amount of time you waste on menial tasks each day, and ensure that your garden stays looking fresh and well-maintained.

8. Temperature regulation

Having a pond can actually help to alter the temperature around the water. It can boost the moisture levels in the air and cool down the area, contributing to the relaxing area. This can be especially calming and useful on the hotter days and in the summer when the days are long and hot.

9. Erosion control

Erosion control is important, especially if you live somewhere that is particularly prone to floods. Having a pond put into your garden can help you to tackle any soil erosion since it can slow down the amount of water runoff.

10. Garden ponds create water storage

If there is a drought or just an especially dry patch, you can utilise the pond as a source of water. If you purchase a pump, you will be able to take some of the water from the pond and use it to water other plants or grass to keep the rest of your garden healthy and thriving, no matter what the weather.

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Creating a pond can bring whole host of benefits to your garden.  At Ponds4Fish we supply wide range of pond liners and kits, in all shapes and sizes, ideal for creating garden ponds and patio ponds. You can shop our range of pond liners, wooden pond kits and more here, or get in touch with our friendly team of specialists for more help and advice here.