Do you have a man-made pond or lake on your property? Or are you thinking of adding one?
If so, there’s one thing you need to make sure you add to it…
A fountain — and for many good reasons.
1) It Keeps the Water Moving
Have you ever noticed how bad water smells when it doesn’t move for an extended period of time? Flooded basements, rainfall that has pooled in empty containers, and even most ponds and lakes can all have a rather unpleasant smell.
Stagnant water has an increased growth rate of microorganisms. This creates a dirty-looking water that’s FILLED with a type of mold growth. This smelly and ugly looking water can also be harmful if someone were to be near it (or in it) for extended periods of time.
The addition of a fountain can keep water moving within your pond (or lake).
2) The Bug Population Decreases
Keeping along with the theme of stagnant water, adding a fountain to your backyard water source will decrease the total population of bugs in your backyard. Flies, gnats, wasps, and many other bugs live in environments near a water source, as they drink from the water and feed off of the microorganisms. A fountain that keeps the water moving would greatly decrease the number of bugs on your property.
Most importantly — mosquitoes.
These blood-sucking pests don’t just like water, they use standing water as a breeding ground. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in stagnant water, multiplying the number of these annoying pests. When the water keeps moving, mosquitoes won’t be able to lay their eggs here.
3) There’s Value in Relaxation
Adding a fountain to a backyard water source adds to the relaxation factor of your backyard. Laying on the patio with a drink in your hand and your eyes closed as you listen to the peaceful movement of the water.
Fountains also seriously increase the curb appeal of your property. A water source is nice to look at, but a water source with a fountain adds the extra touch it needs for it to be magnificent. Not to mention the additional landscape lighting you could add around the fountain for a spectacular view during the nighttime.
If you have a pond or lake on your property, adding a fountain is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make!
When you need a fountain or pond added to your backyard, we can design and build one that fits your backyard perfectly! All you need to do is give us a call and we’ll get started!
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