Being creative with your outdoor fish pond is a sure way to keep this worthwhile hobby fun and interesting for both you and your fish. Although much work is in involved in keeping one running, there are many ways to enhance your fish pond. With simple touches, you can transform your plain fish pond into a decorative, beautiful wildlife centerpiece for your backyard that will have all of your neighbors and friends in awe. Finding new, creative additions for your fish pond and seeing it all come together to a relaxing, tropical environment is the most exciting part.
You can make your fish pond thrive and flourish by introducing baby fish as well as tadpoles to your existing fish. This grows the population of your fish and also creates a population of frogs for your property. Whether it is a simple goldfish pond, a koi fish pond, or a pond of different varieties, adding new types of fish as well as baby fish helps to keep the population varied and ever-growing. Introducing new species, such as frogs or toads, creates a mini ecosystem for your backyard fish pond.
Placing a solar-lighted toad house (or a regular toad house) next to your pond attracts the frogs so that they stay in the area. Frogs like to live in these houses and a solar-lighted toad house, if you can find one, is an added bonus. These light up at night and are quite beautiful, keeping these nocturnal creatures close by. With the help of a water pump, you can also add a spectacular tiered waterfall to your pond. This provides a soothing, tropical, zen-like ambiance for your backyard.
To improve the area even more, try putting decorative tiling around the perimeter, as well as solar lighting. Solar-powered lights or other types of lights illuminate the pond area, like the frog house does, allowing you to view your pond at night. You can choose to light up your fish pond in a variety of magnificent ways, including using underwater lights, floating lights, lighting behind a waterfall or under a fountain, and more.
Planting lots of vegetation and creating lush landscaping around your fish pond is key in creative design. Different types of plants can be used, but the more water-loving, the better. Some plants that are great for fish ponds are water lilies, floating plants such as lily pads, water grass, and dwarf cattails. Wildflowers are also beautiful and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, which, along with the addition of the fish and the frogs, puts you on your way to hosting a spectacular natural environment in your backyard.
Making your fish pond attractive and full of design is the best part of this hobby. Although the steps involved in keeping a fish pond running and clean require time and effort, you can have a blast being creative and making your fish pond fun and decorative for you, your guests and your fish!