In today’s housing market, a well planned landscape is pure gold; offering improved curb appeal and setting your home apart. Water features are a popular choice for new homes but it is important to keep maintenance in mind when designing a pond or water feature for your home!
Creating a low-maintenance pond and landscaping design ensures you will be able to enjoy the features without a lot of extra work. It also protects your future home value as high-maintenance features can make a home harder to sell. A well designed pond will be easy to clean and user friendly, reducing the work and costs needed to maintain it down the line.
Plan your landscaping around plants that can last from season to season and focus on greenery and rockscape to keep maintenance to a minimum. A shallow pond with gurgling rocks and not water plants is a great choice if you want a streamlined, modern look with very low maintenance! If you are going for a more lively pond with fish, take the time to invest in a design that accommodates the needs of the fish and offers the right filtration to ensure longevity and low maintenance. – Jordan Ninkovich and Robert Anderson, Fraser Valley Ponds/Cambie Water Gardens, www.fvponds.com