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The Benefits of a Natural Pond

It is no secret that water is one of Earth's most majestic features. The element of water is a gorgeous and calming sight for people across the globe. Adding a natural pond to your landscape offers you and your property countless benefits.

Sensory Appeal

Your senses will adore the sights and sounds of having a pond in your backyard. The visual beauty of a pond, surrounded by natural plantings and even wildlife, can become the focal point of your yard. Once you add lighting and elements such as statues, rocks, or waterfalls, your eyes will instantly be drawn to your beautiful pond area upon entering your yard.

Additionally, you will be able to close your eyes and hear the sounds of running water, which can be incredibly soothing. The auditory benefits of a pond are especially apparent if you are near high-traffic areas or have loud neighbors. The burble of water flowing through your backyard can be insulated by the surrounding plants, drowning out the soundtrack of everyday life.

These Zen-like sounds and sights provide huge mental-health benefits to your family and those who visit your backyard oasis.

Environmental Benefits

You might be surprised to learn that having a pond helps to conserve water. Your pond will decrease the amount of lawn you need to mow and care for, thus emitting fewer pollutants into the air. Additionally, your pond will reduce water usage instead of using gallons of water to care for grass and plants. After the initial filling, the pond refills itself through natural rainwater. The pond's moisture will also help to maintain the moisture of the lawn and plants surrounding it.

Benefits to Wildlife

Having a pond on your property also creates a safe haven for wildlife. The pond will support animals such as frogs, birds, dragonflies, and other insects with food, water, and shelter. As more of their natural habitats are taken away through urbanization, the wildlife will welcome your invitation to live in their natural habitat. In turn, you can enjoy observing and learning about the inhabitants of your new pond.


A pond can be fun for humans of all ages! Once you establish your pond, it will become a great entertainment source. From wildlife to plants, it will create conversation, spur learning, and become a centerpiece of family gatherings.

Count on Arctic Green Landscape and Design to help you redesign your backyard or add a natural pond to your existing landscape. We are a 3rd Generation professional landscape, maintenance, and design company with over 20 years of experience within the industry. We offer many services for commercial and residential properties, from building sea walls to new flower bed installation - we'll make sure to get the job done right! Call us today at 231-631-5595 or get a free estimate on our website.




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