A wildlife pond is an amazing feature that can be a haven for many plants, birds, and animals. It provides a habitat for many insects, which are food for some animals, and drinking water for many animals too. A pond is also a beautiful addition to any garden, being a source of relaxation.
Wildlife ponds are best kept without fish, as they are top predators. They also raise nutrient levels, encouraging algae and Blanketweed.
In the last 100 years, we’ve lost 90% of natural wetland habitats in the UK, and garden ponds can help make up for this loss. They can act as natural water reservoirs, retaining rainwater.
Below are a few links to information about how best to incorporate a pond into your garden: