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Risks Presented by Improperly Managed Ponds in the Yard

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Sunday, 26 July , 2015
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Many people around San Diego County take advantage of the climate and put water features in their yard. While these water features often consist of pools, others will build some type of pond into their yard that provides them with a little slice of nature and perhaps a waterfall look and sound that not only drowns out the neighborhood noise but also provides an aesthetic quality that’s otherwise very hard to find. Ponds have become much more popular in the area in recent years because many people think that they’re low maintenance features.

While it is true that compared to most large pools ponds are somewhat easier to take care of, there are still several steps that need to be taken in order to make sure that nothing goes wrong that could otherwise be avoided. Below you will find a brief overview of what could actually go wrong if a pond in a yard is not properly managed. Anyone who is considering either building a pond or who needs help maintaining one should seek the help of experienced San Diego landscaping professionals as soon as possible.

Algae

One of the big problems that can arise with a pond is algae, as algae can be home to several other creatures that no homeowner would want in his or her yard. Algae will grow if the chemical balance in a pond is not properly managed, and ultimately the algae can seriously hamper the overall look of a pond as well as put forth an odor that no one would consider pleasant. That’s why it’s worth a small investment to make sure that professionals manage this chemical balance in a pond.

Mosquitoes

If the machinery that helps to run a pond is not properly maintained, which includes the pump and the motor in most setups, the water in a pond could go still. This is definitely not a good situation, as still water could lead to a welcome home to mosquitoes and ultimately to mosquito larvae. These mosquitoes are not only pests, but some forms of them could actually be dangerous. People need to do what’s necessary to make sure that their pond water is in constant motion to prevent this.

Leaks

Pond beds are a lot like pool beds in that they need to be properly built with a strong seal all the way around the structure. Any leak that appears in this seal could lead to several problems including the constant need to refill the pond, the need to replace motors that could burn out and of course the need to deal with damage to other parts of the yard or even home where the pond water tends to run.

If you either have a pond in your yard or you’re thinking about adding one, you need to seek the help of San Diego landscaping professionals who have been helping homeowners handle this beautiful feature successfully for many years. Contact Juniper Landscape Company today to schedule an initial consultation.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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