Why visit water bodies to soothe your senses when you can have one right in your backyard? You don’t have to step outside your property to enjoy nature. To invite nature into your home, all you need to do is add a water feature to your property. More homeowners are realizing the advantage of adding small water ponds to their properties. A small water pond, apart from enhancing your home’s curb appeal, can help you unwind and de-stress. Watching the water cascade through the rocks as it creates soul-stirring music is one of the most soothing experiences. Apart from these obvious benefits, there are many environmental reasons to add a small pond to your property. We take a look at a few ways in which adding a small pond to your property can contribute to sustainability. Read on.

 

1. Helps Conserve Water

Unlike lawns that have to be watered regularly, the water in ponds can be refilled with rainwater. During a dry season, you can position drain pipes from your rooftop into the pond. Plus, you don’t have to change your pond water regularly. You can also use water from your pond to water plants in your garden.

 

2. Supports Local Wildlife

Ponds attract a variety of fauna such as pollinators, songbirds and dragonflies, making your property come alive. Additionally, ponds are favorite hunting grounds for frogs who love feasting on insects, pests, and algae. Having baby frogs and adult toads on your property can make your job of maintaining it a bit easier.

 

3. Helps Avoid Excessive Use of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Many fertilizers contain toxic chemicals that not only harm local plants and grass but can result in a number of health issues. According to a study, around 65 percent of toxic fumes from fertilizers escape into the environment or seep into groundwater. Inhaling air contaminated with these pollutants or consuming water carrying pesticides can give rise to major health concerns. Adding a small pond to your property can help address this problem. Creating a small pond would leave less space for grass and plants, helping you cut down your fertilizer use. Additionally, you can use waist from your pond as a natural fertilizer.

 

These are some environmental benefits of adding a small pond to your property. If you are looking for a landscape company in Santa Rosa that can help you reap these benefits, look no further than Sweetwater Landscape. To learn about what we do and how we do, call at 707-887-0140. To talk to one of our experts, fill out our contact form.