As anyone who has spent any time in Nashville can tell you, the only thing hotter than our summers is our famous hot chicken. One way to fight back against the oppressive heat is with the addition of a tasteful pond. Watch and wonder at how a new pond in your backyard changes not only the way the season affects you, but also the way you feel. Don’t be surprised if you start to spend more time outdoors!
Planning the Pond
As with anything worth putting your time and effort into, the first step is figuring out the specifics. Pond design is one of the many landscaping services we at the Parke Company offer, so if you don’t feel like tackling it yourself, we can help. The first thing you want to figure out is what kind of pond you want. Is it going to be a small pond, or a larger one? Is it going to have a fountain in the middle, or a waterfall along one side? There are a lot of options, and that is without getting into whether you want fish involved or what kind of plants you want.
When it comes to the materials, the more money you’re willing to spend, the more durable the quality the product is going to be, in most cases. And since you’re dealing with the installation of things like air pumps and cyclers, you’re going to want something that won’t be an issue for a couple of decades. Of course the work continues after you get your pond set up, since even a small pond will require weekly maintenance, including skimming leaves, algae and other debris from pond’s surface and possibly even something more serious, like patching the lining. If that sounds like a lot of work, don’t worry, because maintenance is another helpful service we offer at the Parke Company.
Enjoying the Pond
Water as an element is representational of change, of movement and of life. In some cultures, a waterfall is representational of success, and the pond itself does a lot to add positive energy to your life. Who doesn’t love the soft noise of a babbling brook, or the gentle bubbling a fountain adds? Do not undersell the impact the sound of a pond is going to have, even if it’s just from blocking other, more hectic noises, like traffic or noisy neighbors.
Having a pond is sure to change the energy and feel of your home in a radical way, but adding new plants, like shrubs or trees, is a great way to take your backyard remodel to the next level. Adding a new pond to your backyard is a lot of work, from designing the pond itself, to finding the right location for it and selecting the best materials, which is we at the Parke Company are here to assist you every step of the way! Spring isn’t going to last forever, so contact us today and let’s get started.