A garden pond is a beautiful addition to any outdoor space and it can also be a valuable asset for the local environment. By providing a safe and healthy habitat for frogs, birds, and other aquatic life, garden ponds can help to improve biodiversity and create a more wildlife-friendly garden.
The benefits of a garden pond:
Here are just a few of the key benefits of having a garden pond.
Ponds can help to reduce noise pollution. The sound of running water can be very calming and can help to mask traffic noise and other unwanted sounds from around and about.
Ponds can improve air quality. The plants in a pond help to filter the air, removing pollutants and improving the overall quality of the air.
Ponds attract wildlife. In addition to frogs, birds, and insects, ponds can also attract bats, dragonflies, and other animals. This can help to improve the biodiversity of your garden.
Ponds provide a place for relaxation and enjoyment. Sitting by a pond can be a great way to relax and de-stress. It can also be a fun place for children to play and explore, but please make sure this is done safely and young children are always supervised around water.
Why we recommend Natural Clay Ponds
At Genesis Gardens we’re experts in natural clay ponds. If you’re thinking about installing a pond in your garden, here are a few reasons why we would encourage you to consider a natural clay pond:
- Natural clay ponds are more wildlife-friendly than other types of ponds. The porous nature of clay allows water to seep through, providing a habitat for amphibians, insects, and other small creatures. The soft, muddy edges also provide a safe place for frogs and other amphibians to lay their eggs, and the shallow water is perfect for young fish and other aquatic creatures.
- Natural clay ponds are significantly more eco-friendly than other types of ponds. They don’t require chemicals or pumps to keep them clean, so they’re better for the environment. They’re also easier to maintain and they are less likely to become overgrown with algae – a big plus!
- Natural clay ponds are more aesthetically pleasing than other types of ponds. The natural look of clay blends in with your garden, creating a more natural and relaxing atmosphere.
As well as all the brilliant environmental benefits, a natural clay pond is a sensory treat for your garden. The calm, reflective surface of the water can be a great way to add depth and interest to your landscape, and the sound of water is known to be calming. The plants and animals that live in the pond can add a touch of nature to your outdoor space.
If you’re thinking about adding a garden pond to your home, we encourage you to consider a natural clay pond. It’s a great way to attract wildlife, improve your air quality, and create a beautiful and relaxing space in your garden.
Installing a natural clay pond in your garden
If you’re interested in installing a natural clay pond in your garden, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, you’ll need to choose the right location. Second, the hole will ideally need to be at least 3 feet (90cm) deep. Third, you’ll need to line the hole with puddled clay – there’s a process to doing this properly. Once the pond is in place and watertight, you can add water and plants.
Although building a pond is a garden task some people can do themselves, it is hard work! The team at Genesis Gardens are experienced natural clay pond experts and would be delighted to help you design and install your perfect pond.
Simply check out our information page on Natural Clay Ponds for more information and invite us over for a no-obligation chat about creating a beautiful and wildlife-friendly natural clay pond in your garden.