Saturday, June 30, 2007

Backyard design ideas

I've found out recently while visiting a friend of mine that most common backyard design ideas is adding a fish tank to the yard. Now, I know this can really only be accomplished in those yards that are large and sprawling and that have a walkway of sorts. However, if you are really adamant about having your own fish pond, yet you might have a small yard, there are few design ideas that you can incorporate to hopefully add it in without dominating your yard.

So my suggestion would be to incorporate a very small pond either right in the middle of the yard, so it can serve as a focal point, or over in the corner of the yard, so it seems more like a surprise to people who are walking around. In the corner design idea, you would want to raise the tank a little bit, so the fish are out of view. In the center-yard design idea, you can incorporate the fish pond at ground level or little above, whichever you prefer. In all of these ideas, however, the main focus is to include something lively and colorful in your hard that you can watch peacefully swimming around each day.

But please do keep in mind that large fish, such as the Japanese koi that often populate fish ponds these days, can be extremely expensive. Of course, you can also purchase goldfish from a pet store, but you might not be guaranteed their longevity but they are really beautiful to have. You just need to weigh how much you realy want the fish tank, and how important it is in your overall backyard's design before you go ahead and add it in for sure. You might find that you would rather a small, more manageable tank in your home that you can check on each day.

But keep in mind that large fish, such as the Japanese koi that often populate fish ponds these days, can be extremely expensive. Of course, you can also purchase cheaper goldfish from a pet store, but you might not be guaranteed their longevity. You just need to weigh how much you really want the fish tank, and how important it is in your overall backyard’s design before you go ahead and add it in for sure. You might find that you would rather a small, more manageable tank in your home that you can check on each day.

I would only add a fish tank if I had access to warm weather all year around, and there aren't many places that can accommodate that. However, if you are really sure that you want this type of backyard design, you can always have an indoor tank and an outdoor pond and transfer the fish when the weather allows.

It just depends on how much time and energy you are willing to devote to this aspect of your backyard design. In effect, it's a great idea that is just difficult to bring to fruition. However, with a lot of work, you can bring it to life, and many people are impressed when they find that their friends have a fish pond in their yard. It brings and instant luxe feeling to the yard, and others feel like they are in the presence of royalty.

Do remember to consider the surroundings when you are getting ready to incorporate the design idea of a fish pond into your yard. Indeed, if the surroundings look bad, then you cannot hope to have the yard fit together. With something as affluent as a fish pond in your hard, you need to make sure that the surrounding design is aligned with the pond. So include luxurious hanging plants and some very nice flowering bushes. This will generate an overall comforting and enchanting ambiance that anyone would be thrilled to have. As with anything, if you are really motivated to get your fish pont to work in your yard, you can probably do it. But please remember and I would highly recommend this get feedback from your family and friends and perhaps even some professionals, before you dive in.

Below I have placed some helpful resources you might be interested in.

Get Landscaping Ideas & Plans. Here you can discover over 65 beautiful landscaping ideas and tips to increase the value of your home.

Build An Easy Koi Fish Pond. Here you find easy to build backyard koi fish pond.

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