The Aquatic Garden | Gardening On

Since ancient times, man has used water in gardens. In ancient Egypt, for example, Pharaoh Ramses III had lakes built to keep different aquatic species like lilies or water lilies. Similarly, in Europe, water and aquatic plants played a major role, especially in the classical French gardens of the XNUMXth century and in the English landscape gardens of the XNUMXth century.

And it would not be strange, that they were so popular and that they had remained that way over time. A garden with water is much more interesting, the water gives it a special touch and constitutes an element of attraction of the first order. Water causes fascination, charm and tranquility.

The pondsIn addition to allowing the cultivation of aquatic plants, they allow the incorporation of other species such as fish, turtles and other types of animals.

The ponds, according to the material from which they are made, can be:

  • Artificial: Artificial ponds are generally made of plastic or fiberglass. You can find them in different shapes and colors. This type of pond is perfect for a small garden, however it is important to hide its artificiality with plants, stones or flowers.
  • Of plastic sheets: usually this type of ponds are made with plastics, so the smooth curves integrate very well with the entire natural environment. They come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. The sheets can be bought by the meter and in different colors such as black or green.
  • Construction ponds: If you have a garden with a classic style, this type of pond is perfect for you. They usually have square, rectangular or circular shapes, so they are considered more formal and elegant. However, they can be expensive to build and water is often lost through cracks.

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