Water Ponds and Wildlife - How To Attract More Animals to Your Backyard

 


Article by: David Ray

Wildlife require water , Trees just as humans do. Water , Backyard Landscaping Ideas To Make A Difference In Your Home is essential for life. Songbirds use it for bathing and preening; waterfowl and shorebirds for finding food , Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture and escaping predators; and muskrat, mink and beaver for every part of their existence.

Providing water , Composting for Kids can be as simple as a bird , What to Feed Your Fish During Colder Winter Months bath or small fiberglass water , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business pond or as complex as the construction of a large, excavated wetland with an artificial or clay liner.

The simplest method of providing water , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond is a bird , Composting for Kids bath. The structure need not be elaborate, an old pie tin works as well as a prefabricated concrete , Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum structure. Make sure the water , Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting is no deeper than three inches and that smooth bottom baths are enhanced with some type of structure or objects for perching. To cut back on maintenance, simply hang a garden , Creating Wildlife s hose above the bath and allow water , Composting for Kids to drip into the bath at a slow rate.

Birds also require water , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004 in winter. , Japanese Beetles - The Plain Truth About Traps... And A Tiny New Winged Hope! By providing open water, , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond you may potentially attract more birds , The Perfect Fern for Shady Gardens for viewing. There are a variety of options including dog and poultry water , Natural Garden Pest Control heaters as well as commercial water , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn heaters designed specifically for bird , Hydroponics in Your Garden baths.

It is important that you always keep placement in mind both for the bird's safety , Growing in My Garden and for your viewing enjoyment. Keep the bird , Constructing a Garden Path bath near a favorite viewing location , This Fall, Give Your Trees Some TLC but at least ten feet away from vegetation or other cover. This will help in preventing neighborhood predators such as domestic , Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture cats from killing birds. , Composting for Kids

Small backyard , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! ponds with artificial liners are another method of providing water , Composting for Kids for wildlife. , Hydroponics in Your Garden Choose a location , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden that receives sun , Lawn Mower Racing part of the day to stimulate plant , 'Sir Cedric Morris' Hardy Geranium growth. Begin pond , Vegetable Gardening construction with a pre-fabricated fiberglass shell or similar item such as a kid's wading pool or old washtub. A good option to both of these methods is utilization of 20 mil black plastic. , February in the Garden

If you begin with a child's wading pool or washtub, it should be lined with 10-30 mil black plastic. , A Couple of Good Places to Buy Lawnmowers This will insure water , Constructing a Garden Path does not leak from the pond , Koi Aeration and will give a more natural , Garden Pest Control background color , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden than that of a wading pool or other structure.

Begin by excavating soil , Creating Wildlife Gardens out of an area roughly equal to the size and shape of your liner. Remember, the location , Azalea 'My Mary' of your pond , Patio Furniture Accessories should be where you can view it from your house. , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design Your Landscape You should also consider keeping it within reach of a garden , A Couple of Good Places to Buy Lawnmowers hose for filling purposes or and electrical supply for powering any pumps , Organic Hydroponics - Simplified or aerators. A pond , Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden need not be more that ten feet long and two to five feet wide. Providing varying depths from a few inches to a couple feet will increase chances of different wildlife , The Coliseum Is One Of The Best Complete Hydroponic Systems On The Market using your pond

After fitting the liner, field stones, , Creating Wildlife Gardens flat , Natural Garden Pest Control rocks or timber , Porch Swing Places: Where to Put a Porch Swing can help hold and hide the edges of the plastic , The Perfect Fern for Shady Gardens liner. Adding soil , Taking Care of Your Bonsai over the top of the positioned liner will allow future planting of aquatic vegetation. An alternate method to lining the entire pond , Taking Care of Your Bonsai bottom with soil , Japanese Beetles - The Plain Truth About Traps... And A Tiny New Winged Hope! is to put aquatic plants , Creating Wildlife Gardens into pots , Garden for Birds #3 and then submerge the pots , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business in desired locations , Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum within the pond. , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business Stabilize pots , Japanese Beetles - The Plain Truth About Traps... And A Tiny New Winged Hope! with rocks or other means to prevent tipping. Plan , Backyard Landscaping Ideas To Make A Difference In Your Home to have enough aquatic plants , Patio Furniture Accessories to cover 30-40 percent of the surface area.

Provide areas for birds , The Beauty of Basil and turtles to make use of your pond , Coping With Algae in the Garden by adding log perches or a rock island. Creating a sandy, gravel , Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden beach in one corner can provide the grit birds , Porch Swing Places: Where to Put a Porch Swing require for digesting food. , Winter Gardening Looking Towards Spring A sandy substrate also makes looking for wildlife , Building A Foot Bridge tracks an educational experience. After you have completed all the necessary preparations, fill the pond , A Couple of Good Places to Buy Lawnmowers with water. , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn If using tap water , This Fall, Give Your Trees Some TLC rather than well water, , Winter Gardening Looking Towards Spring let stand for a week to let chemicals like chlorine dissipate.

You may choose to see if plants , 6 Indoor s That Love The Dark: A Tip From The Garden Center Nursery will come naturally. This could occur through transfer of seeds , Natural Garden Pest Control on bird's feet or from their droppings. Another method to introduce potential plant , Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum and invertebrate life is to scoop muck from an existing wetland and transfer it to your pond. , What to Feed Your Fish During Colder Winter Months

Keep an eye on your pond , Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture often and log the plant , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! growth as a family activity. And be sure to keep watching for new wildlife , Organic Hydroponics - Simplified to your new oasis.
This article is courtesy of D.R. Ray, owner of the Water-Pond-Guide.com website. Learn more about backyard , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden and patio , In the Veggie Patch - December ponds at Water-Pond-Guide.com.

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