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water gardens
Pond basics
Pond size should be as large as the site and your budget will allow, if you are planning to include fish or plants. Larger volumes of water do not change temperature as quickly. This is especially important when you live in a climate with extreme temperature changes. Most water plants and fish do best in a more constant climate.
A pond should be in the sun if water plants, especially lilies, are desired. A pool can look very attractive in
a shady area, but plants that do well in shade should be chosen. The pond must be level. A waterfall needs a sloped site with a level pool at the bottom. A waterfall built up in the middle of a level garden looks out of place and contrived. Good drainage in the area is essential. Locate your pond where it can be seen and heard from both inside your home and sitting areas of your garden. Be careful not to place a pond where it will be too close to tree roots now, as they grow.
Water features, such as ponds and fountains, have become very popular landscape features. An attractively landscaped pool with fish, water plants, perhaps a waterfall or fountain, can be a beautiful addition to your garden.

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