You want to add freshness and color to your outdoor area but you haven’t found the right idea yet? How about a koi pond? It’s a great feature for the outdoor areas. But what exactly is a koi pond? Well, it’s very simple. It’s a water container or a pond in which colorful koi fish swim freely. The pond will give your garden a very tranquil and beautiful look and atmosphere. Of course, taking care of a koi pond is not exactly easy. Here’s what you need to know about maintenance:
The water in the pond needs to be constantly refreshed. For that you’ll need special equipment. Also, the water needs to always be clean so a filtration system is needed as well. Then you also have to think of the accessories. You could use landscaping rocks to create a nice décor and you could also opt for water plants. But since the pond sits outdoors, it’s likely for leaves and flowers to fall into the water and you have to constantly make sure that you take them all out. It’s not good for the fish to ingest these parts.
Avoid using pesticides on the plants to avoid water contamination and always make sure the filtration system is working properly. Keep in mind that the fish need your attention as well. Try to maintain a feeding schedule. It’s best if you feed the fish twice a day. These are the general things you should keep in mind if you would like to have a koi pond in your garden. The pond is always beautiful and it’s also relaxing, like an instant cure for stress.