Gardens: A Soothing Home Retreat
Water gardens are both beautiful to look at
and soothing to listen to. It's the only landscape element that
contains sound. You can alter the types of sounds you hear by
placing small flat rocks on the spillways and waterfalls to
create "gurgling" or splashing effects.
Forget the Heron
Many different types of birds and wildlife are attracted to
ponds in New Hampshire, including Blue Herons. But beware!
Blue Herons enjoy snacking on Koi. Some people think that
placing an "imposter" at the water's edge will discourage
other herons from invading their space. Even though Blue
herons are territorial, the one pictured here is obviously
looking for a dinner companion!
Photo by Danielle
Aquatic plants and fish add life to your pond. Having fish
like Koi and floating plants actually help to decrease the
amount of algae that grows in your pond. Algae propagates
when the pond receives a lot of direct sunlight. It is a
good idea to select a part sun/part shade area for
installing your pond. Beneficial bacteria can also be added
to compete with the algae for the protein (food) in the
|Water gardens are the
only landscape element that contain
Kids Love Ponds Too!
Water gardens also provide a terrific learning
environment and hours of fun exploration for children. Kids
enjoy learning about tadpoles becoming frogs, caring for fish,
discovering aquatic plants and many other types of
It is certainly worth noting that ponds can
also pose a hazard to small children. Adult supervision of
children is absolutely essential. As an alternative,
"pondless waterfalls" can
be created for sound enjoyment without having to deal with
either the danger or maintenance requirements of water
Gardens installed in Derry, Windham, Londonderry,
Manchester, Bedford, Hudson,
Hollis and Nashua, New Hampshire.