The pond owners take interest in the beauty of their water garden and it adds a lot of beauty to the environment too. These ponds add a lot of beauty to your home and you don’t even know how beautiful these water gardens look. They provide you a lot of relaxing and soothing sounds of streams and waterfalls. But along with the beauty that it adds to the environment, it is also very beneficial for it. In this section we will see the advantages of the ponds and the impact that it has on the environment.
Lawns and the soil-based plants need watering so that they look beautiful and they grow well. They need an ample amount of watering. In fact, regular lawn watering would need about 750-1,500 gallons of water for every month. On the other hand, ponds can also be filled again with rainwater that means that they can be virtually watered by themselves. Along with that, once the pond is filled, owners have to then “top off” the pond only infrequently, or they will have to perform the occasional water change. Ponds provide you with a self-sustaining cycle of hydration and with this you don’t need to water your plants they will be self sufficient.
Also, you can even use the pond water for watering other plants that you have and for that you just have to simply dip a watering can into the pond and that will help in maintaining the soil-based plants around your house. Finally, if you find that the rainfall is lower-than the normal term of rainfall, you can place the drainpipes such that they empty directly into the pond. All of this would help in water conservation ultimately and will serve as a side benefit: there will be lower utility cost, especially for the hotter months.
Less mowing, fewer pollutants
According to the research it has been found that, every weekend the Americans mow their lawns and due to this a lot of air pollutants are released in the air. The traditional gas lawn mower will be producing air pollution equal to the pollution generated by 43 new cars, all of which have been driven 12,000 miles. The equipment engines used in gardens also produce high levels of carbon monoxide, along with volatile organic compounds, that contribute to 5% of the total pollution.
Fewer pesticides and fertilizers
Pesticides and fertilizers if used for the lawn can prove to be very harmful; they produce runoff that ends in the water supply. According to a research it has been found that only 35% of the fertilizers would reach the plant, the rest would be consumed by the groundwater or the air. During a year, about 102 million pounds of the pesticides are used to develop perfect lawn and garden.
But if you add a pond or water garden to your backyard, then it will not only be saving money, the sludge collected by your pond filter will act as a natural fertilizer that will meet your requirements and you won’t need any fertilizer. The ponds have always been the home for beautiful fishes, like the Koi and goldfish. The ponds will also attract the breeding wildlife in your neighbourhood, such as the dragonflies, frogs, and even birds who will enjoy the environment that you have created. You might notice frogs and toads near your ponds.
Creates environmental awareness
If you get the kids involved and they start thinking about nature early in life then it develops their interest and it remains for the environment throughout adulthood. If children will find interest in planning and recreation, then would love to maintain the ponds or water gardens and this will completely work for the environment and help in maintaining a beautiful ecosystem.
The ponds and water gardens are the natural things that can add beauty without harming the environment and along with that it really helps to serve as a good source and prevents the use of fertilizers.
Dwell the practice of maintaining the environment and protecting it, also teach your children to do that only then the environment will be less polluted and the harm will be less.