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Factors to Consider Before Installing a Garden Pond July 19, 2019

Chillicothe, Ross
Factors to Consider Before Installing a Garden Pond, Chillicothe, Ohio

A garden pond makes for a peaceful, relaxing outdoor space and attracts songbirds, dragonflies, turtles, frogs, and other wildlife to your yard. It also provides an environment for interesting foliage. Many people find their pond makes an ideal spot to enjoy their morning coffee or to watch the sunset. However, before you start excavating and installation, you should consider the following questions.

What to Consider Before Installing a Pond in Your Yard

Do You Want Fish?

Fish are fun to observe and help keep insect populations down. However, a fish pond takes more maintenance than a pond that is purely ornamental. You need a pump to keep the water circulating so it doesn't freeze in winter. You need to provide aeration so the fish can breathe. You also need to carefully select a proper balance of plants. Fish may also need occasional feeding.

What's the Best Location?Excavating in Chillicothe, OH

The pond should be placed on a level spot that's close enough to your house that you can enjoy it from indoors, as well. It shouldn't be at a low point, or it will collect rainwater runoff. This could result in flooding. Worse, the pond will receive all the excess insecticides, fertilizer, and pesticides you laid down. It should be far enough away from trees and shrubs that you won't disturb their roots and so the pond will receive about a half-day of sunlight.

What Are Local Zoning Regulations?

If you intend to start excavating a garden pond, you should be aware of all local zoning regulations put in place to regulate safety and prevent public nuisances. For instance, many counties have minimum setback requirements from roads and lot lines. Ponds of large enough size may need yearly inspection by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water.



For the excavating work necessary to install a pond or other water feature, contact Gillum Excavating and Demolition in Chillicothe, OH. They have served clients in and around Ross County for more than 50 years. In addition to excavating, they also specialize in commercial and residential demolition, land clearing, and site work. Visit their website to submit a contact request or call (740) 773-3425 to arrange a consultation.

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