Pros and cons of owning a pond

If you have a piece of property, you may have considered installing a pond. Ponds, as well as any water feature, can be relaxing and provide you with endless entertainment. Unfortunately, there are also some negatives to owning a pond. Here are some of the pros and cons of owning a pond to help you decide if it’s right for you.

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Plants

The plant life that naturally grows in a pond can be very invasive and try to take over your pond if you are unable to keep up with it. Aquatic weed control is a very important part of pond ownership.

Fishing

If you have fish planted in your little pond, you can go on fishing trips in your own yard. This can be very convenient, especially if you have children. You can skip the long road trips to find the perfect fishing spot. Some types of fish that you can have planted in your pond will help control certain types of weeds you may find growing in your pond.

Wildlife

Adding a pond to your property is like sending out an invitation to the wildlife in the area to come try out the new watering hole. It is important to have some familiarity with the variety of wild creatures that live near you, because chances are they will be attracted to your water. This could be good or bad. If you are attracting animals like mountain lions to your pond, it could be dangerous for you and your family. However, it can be exciting to see the variety of wildlife that lives around you.

Mosquitoes

If the water in your pond stands still, you may find that it is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can carry deadly diseases, so it is important to have some sort of filter system that keeps the water moving.

A pond can be a great addition to a spacious property if it is given the proper care.

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