One of our specialties at Artistic Landscapes is planning and installation of Koi ponds. They can add a level of other-worldly beauty layered with elements of unique water-garden creativity and add depth to any landscape that leaves a permanent impression. Below are some considerations that we look at when planning Koi Ponds for our clients wanting to improve the landscaping of their Atlanta home.
Koi Pond Design Elements
Well-designed ponds can transport one into an oasis of tropical feelings and flowers. Location makes a big difference when considering issues such as maintenance.
Too many trees above your pond cause a collection of leaves or needles that can overwhelm. They also clog your filtration system. Shade is important for both your pond and fish health. Finding the balance will reap great reward. We will also make sure that your water pump provides a turnover rate for best results.
Koi Pond Predator Planning
For the most dynamic and successful ponds, depths should be enough to prevent predators such as raccoons from fishing for your new pets. Four feet deep and at least four feet wide make it almost impossible for creatures of the night to feast on them.
Planning for a Healthy Ecology
Pond plants can give the shade required if chosen carefully. Many lotus flowers and other larger more tropical plants stand high and bloom voraciously during their seasons. Tall standing plants also add an interesting texture. If your pond is located in full sunlight, you will need a shade arbor. Artistic Landscapes designs Koi Ponds that take all of this in to account and have a shape to support good water flow.
For more information on having a Koi Pond installed at your home contact Artistic Landscapes to plan and install one that is functional as well as beautiful.