Before we can build a water garden for you, we’ll need to know which type you desire. Water gardens, as with other ponds can come in many different forms. We will work with you to select the aquatic plants and features you want to add. The main two components of a functioning water garden are the plants and a waterfall or stream. Plants provide filtration while the waterfall or stream adds aeration for small fish, and prevents the water from becoming stagnant.
What is Water Garden Construction?
Water garden construction involves the process, procedures and techniques which are used to build water gardens. While ponds usually contain fish, water gardens tend to emphasize plants. When fish are added to water gardens, they will almost always be goldfish. The reason for this is because fish species such as koi restrict the number of plants you can add as they feed on many types of plant species. Koi also require more space to grow. A water garden constructed in a mild climate will typically need to be a minimum of two feet deep. Water gardens which are constructed in colder areas require a minimum depth of three to five feet to avoid the freeze zones during winter.
Another key aspect of constructing a water garden is choosing the correct location. They work best when they’re close to your home, and you should choose an area where you can view the pond all year round. Water gardens will attract various types of wildlife such as butterflies, birds, frogs and insects. The water garden must be built in a location where rain runoff isn’t an issue. The problem with rain runoff is that it may carry a variety of chemicals and fertilizers which can harm it (especially in New Jersey). Water gardens should also be placed in areas where they’ll receive from four to six hours of sunlight each day.
Why Should You Get a Water Garden?
A sophisticated-looking water garden can only be designed by a professional. While it is possible to do all the work on your own, Fitz’s Fish Ponds has the time, expertise, staff, resources, and experience to design a spectacular water garden that will be difficult to replicate. We can create ponds and water gardens which look indistinguishable from those found in nature, and such a feat requires many years of experience.
Furthermore, having your water garden constructed by a professional will free up your time, while eliminating the stress and work load that will come from trying to do all the grunt work yourself. Our water garden construction services are best for busy professionals who desire a water garden but don’t have the time or inclination to build it themselves.
Why Choose Fitz’s Fish Ponds for Water Garden Constructions?
Fitz’s Fish Ponds is based in New Jersey and has been in the water garden construction business for more than 7 years. Our success stems from our passion, dedication to our customers, and our continual pursuit of excellence. There is always something new to learn regarding waterfall construction and we can provide consultation and recommendations regarding the best type of water gardens for your home. Contact Fitz’s Fish Ponds today!