Drought & Ponds
Looking beyond the obvious amenities of a pond, such as its relaxing, melodic sounds and the visual pleasures of viewing fish gliding through the water, it also provides a vital life necessity for insects and wildlife – water.
Water gardens provide water in an otherwise arid environment during drought conditions when natural creeks, streams, and ponds are extremely low to dry.
An established pond surrounded by a naturalized landscape uses less water – nearly half as much as a bluegrass or fescue lawn of the same area. A typical pond will require one inch or less of water to replenish water lost to evapotranspiration each week. If a pond requires more water than this, there are tips and conservation measures, which can help decrease water use.
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