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Are you looking to boost Biodiversity in YOUR Garden?

Enhance your garden and bring more wildlife into your life with a natural swimming pond or wildlife pond. Boost biodiversity in your garden with Ponds by Michael.

Are you looking for a way to enhance your garden and bring more wildlife into your life?

If so, then you might want to consider a natural swimming pond or wildlife pond.

Not only are these types of ponds beautiful and tranquil, but they can also help to support biodiversity in your garden, giving you the chance to be the change you want to see in the world.

Ponds by Michael specialise in creating stunning natural swimming pools and wildlife ponds that provide a haven for British species.

If your vision is to have a pool or pond what sits beautifully into its surroundings and is a habitat for Wildlife our team of experts will work with you on the design so that it will boost the diversity of your garden.

What wildlife can I expect to see in my pond?

The type of wildlife that you see in your pond will depend on several factors, including the size of the pond, the type of plants and animals that you add, and the location of the pond.

However, some of the most common types of wildlife that you may see in your pond include:

Frogs: Frogs are one of the most common types of wildlife that you will see in a pond. They are attracted to ponds because they provide a place for them to breed, lay their eggs, and raise their young.

Toads: Toads are like frogs, but they are typically larger and have drier skin. They are also attracted to ponds because they provide a place for them to breed and raise their young.

Newts: Newts are amphibians that are like frogs and toads. They are typically smaller than frogs and toads, and they have smooth, slimy skin. Newts are attracted to ponds because they provide a place for them to breed and raise their young.  

Don’t worry if swimming is your thing. You won’t be swimming with Frogs, toads, and newts as they don’t like moving water. You will find these habituating on the peripheral of your pond or in the shallow regeneration zones.

Frog Image

Dragonflies: Dragonflies are insects that are attracted to ponds because they provide a place for them to lay their eggs. The larvae of dragonflies, called nymphs, live in the water, and eat mosquito larvae. This helps to control the population of mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance and a health hazard.

Damselflies: Damselflies are like dragonflies, but they are typically smaller and have narrower bodies. Damselflies are also attracted to ponds because they provide a place for them to lay their eggs. The larvae of damselflies, called naiads, live in the water, and eat mosquito larvae. This helps to control the population of mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance and a health hazard.

Birds: A variety of birds are attracted to ponds because they provide a place for them to drink, bathe, and find food. Some of the most common types of birds that you may see in your pond include herons and kingfishers.

Insects: A variety of insects are attracted to ponds because they provide a place for them to live and breed. Some of the most common types of insects that you may see in your pond include dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, moths, and beetles.

How can I encourage more wildlife to visit my pond?

There are several things that you can do to encourage more wildlife to visit your pond. Some of the most effective things that you can do include:

  • Choose the right location: The location of your pond is important. You should choose a location that is shady and has plenty of plants. This will provide a place for wildlife to hide and find food.
  • Add the right plants: The type of plants that you add to your pond is also important. You should add plants that are native to your area. These plants will provide a food source and habitat for wildlife.
  • Keep the water clean: The water in your pond should be clean. This will help to attract wildlife and keep them healthy.
  • Don’t use chemicals: You should avoid using chemicals in your pond. Chemicals can harm wildlife and pollute the water.

You could have a stunning natural water swimming pond like this.

Swimpond 1200 X 900

Or a Wildlife Pond like this.

Wildlife Pond 1200 X 900

Creating a wildlife or swimming pond is a great way to improve biodiversity in your garden space.

It is also a great way to add beauty and value to your garden.

If you want to enhance your garden and create a haven for wildlife, contact Ponds by Michael Wheat today or to learn more about our natural swimming pond or wildlife pond designs view our design page.

We’d be happy to discuss your options and help you create the perfect addition to your garden space.