If you have a garden pond and are looking for ways to increase its beauty then consider adding boulders to your landscaping ponds. It is a very inexpensive and easy way to add variety in the design. I am sure if you ask your local landscaper he will tell you about the bonus programs you can get for using landscaping ponds and adding boulders. A little bit of research on your part will let you know which landscaping pond programs will work best for your landscape. I would suggest trying out the landscaping pond bonus program that has been described below.
First of all, the landscaping ponds bonus program includes the purchase of two boulders for your pond. The two boulders should be approximately the same size so they do not compete for the same space. You want to give your pond a calm and peaceful feel so try to choose a landscaping pond with boulders that are slightly taller than your landscape pond. The boulders will make the water look more natural and add some interest to your landscape. This will also allow you to move the boulders around should you ever decide you want to rearrange the layout of the landscape.
You will need a net or other way to secure the boulders to the bottom of your landscaping pond. There are many choices available to you when choosing the boulders. Consider purchasing a fiberglass or metal boulders to withstand a lot of weather and abuse from the weather. You can also choose to have boulders custom made and place them in your landscape ponds as needed.
You should have no problem finding boulders that will fit your pond liner. The majority of landscape ponds have pre-made boulders already built in them but if you cannot find ones that fit your pond liner, there are others that you can always build. When doing so, make sure to keep the design of your boulders in mind so that they do not pose a hazard to your fish and wildlife.
You will need to determine what size boulders you will need. Some people opt for one long boulder to span the width of their landscape pond and others prefer small, manageable boulders. The size of the boulders will depend on the overall size of your pond. If you have a smaller pond, you may opt for small boulders that can be moved around should you ever decide you would like to rearrange the layout of your pond.
When choosing boulders for ponds, you should also keep the location where the boulders will be placed in mind. You should try to get boulders that are at least four feet tall so that they can easily cover the entire pond. Some people even place two or three boulders on either side of the pond liner to help accentuate both the pond and its surrounding areas. You should also consider placing the boulders in a high point in your landscape pond. Doing so will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the boulders without having to move them every time you want to take a closer look at them.
It is important that you pick durable boulders for your landscape pond. Some of the better rocks are made from a combination of porosity and resistance. Porosity refers to how much weight these rocks can withstand before they begin to crack under pressure. Resistance refers to how well the rocks can resist corrosion from the sun, water, and mildew.
Once you have chosen your boulders for ponds, there are a few other items you will need to purchase to properly set up your pond. To begin with, you will need to purchase a quality water pump to properly circulate the water in your landscape pond. A filter is also necessary so that you can remove dirt and debris from the pond’s water. Finally, you will want to purchase some landscaping netting or a privacy fence to enclose your landscape pond. With these additional supplies, you will be able to enjoy all of the beauty of your boulders without worrying about them getting damaged by the sun, the wind, or debris.