Koi Pond Water Garden
When you have Koi, it is worthwhile designing and constructing a beautifully landscaped Koi pond water garden to house your Koi fish. When most people think of a garden, they only think of plants. But a Koi pond water garden is a garden that mixes several different elements and blends it into a healthy, thriving ecosystem. A Koi pond water garden typically consists of three major parts – the pond, Koi fish and plant life.
Here are a few tips for your Koi pond water garden construction and design:
1. Join your local Koi club to discover other members’ koi pond garden design and construction. Seeing other gardens will give you some useful ideas for your own.
2. Plan the appropriate size and depth of your Koi pond. This should commensurate with the number and size of your Koi collection so that there is no overcrowding. I have written about how to calculate how many koi fish you can have for any sized pond in my FREE bonus report, ‘How to Keep Koi’.
In terms of depth, your Koi pond should be at least 3 feet deep to offer protection from dangerous predators like cats and raccoons.
3. When it comes to the shape of your Koi pond, you may choose any shape you like. Just ensure that there is water movement in all parts of the pond. The water movement should be generated by your Koi pond pump that powers the waterfall or fountain in the pond.
4. Once you have planned the size, depth and shape of your pond, consider the location of the pond in your Koi garden. The best place is out of direct sunlight. Although placing a pond under a tree provides your garden protection from flying predators, it also allows debris like leaves to fall into the water. It also needs to be in a spot where no pesticides or other harmful chemicals can drain into it. Even a small amount of the average lawn chemicals can destroy Koi fish.
5. To beautify your Koi pond water garden, it’s only natural to have some water plants. Lilies are a great choice of plant for your Koi garden. This is because they provide excellent shelter and shade for Koi.
6. It is important to install safety measures around the Koi pond in your garden (it would be mandatory by law to do so as well). The best safety structure would be a pond protector fence.
7. Last but not least, protect your Koi from predators such as raccoons, birds like the Heron or even other household pets. Some ways of doing so are a heron decoy, motion detecting sprinkler system and pond netting.
Read more about how to have a Koi Pond Water Garden in my FREE bonus report of the same title that comes with my ebook, ‘What Your Pet Shop Owner Won’t Tell You About Keeping Koi’. Constructing your personal Koi pond water garden will reward you with not only beautiful Koi but also a setting of serenity and tranquility right in your own home.