Everything You Need to Know to Build the Perfect Backyard Pond

Owning a water pond at home makes a it more suited to relaxation and energy regaining. It’s a misunderstanding that you’ll require a huge garden to possess a garden pond. A small water feature or a pond built to keep a few plants like Lilly’s does not have to appear ugly.”

a backyard pond

There’s something about water in motion that soothes the soul. Watching light play off the ripples or listening to the splash of a fountain—these are universally calming pastimes. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the most popular landscaping projects for This Old Housereaders is installing a pond.

Happily, you don’t need deep pockets or lots of land to enjoy your own water feature. You can install a fully equipped, landscaped, fish-filled pond for around $500, provided that you do your own digging. Creating a lush habitat like the one at right requires rubbery liners, powerful pumps, effective filters, and, without question…

 

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13 Mowing Tips for a Healthy Lawn

“Treat your lawn with a pre-emergence herbicide. This will help prevent weeds from popping up around your lawn in the first place. Plus, you only have to use pre-emergent herbicide once a year.”

Mowing seems simple enough, but each time you cut your grass you’re paving the way for your lawn’s success or failure. Mow correctly, and you’ll groom turf that’s healthy, drought-tolerant and thick enough to crowd out weeds. Mow incorrectly, and your lawn will struggle to survive. Time mowings so you’re never removing more than one-third of the total leaf surface (of a single grass blade) with each cutting…

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