Garden Ponds: These are water body, often tiny, that is designed and constructed in gardens or set up landscapes. The primary purpose being the beauty of the backyard and provision of a home to other creatures that live in water.
Some garden ponds are large enough while others small, their sizes depend on the preferences set aside by the pond owner, the amount of space available and the human resources that in readily accessible. Ponds in the compound is an important feat in involving all the habitats in one set up; that would rather be for human occupancy only. Water in a fabulous decorative element and its inclusion in an environment is appealing.
Habitat: The pond can provide a habitat for numerous animals’ species and plants that are hydrophytes. These animals use the water for shelter, breeding, and finding of food. Such animals could include some small invertebrates like dragonflies and frogs. With the animals in the water, the pond owners can make good use of the water like a lab to study the different features of freshwaters animals. This is possible, because when studying living things, it is possible only when the specimen is in its natural habitats.
Conditions: Garden Ponds can be a result of human activities both intentional and unintentional and natural causes that could not have been controlled. However, what comprises its ecosystem is independent of all these activities but, depend on the effects of human activities.
Closeness to each other water bodies can affect its water level patterns. Ponds though can exhibit variations in the several aspects, for example, physical and chemical compositions. This calls for care from pond owners, who opt to install pipes that help to regulate.
Water supply and loss: Garden ponds have numerous water sources. The main four, however, are rain, inflows, surface runoffs and ground water. The levels of pollution in these ponds affect the ecosystem present in these ponds. Inflows and groundwater feed water ponds often found in rural gardens.
For urban ponds, tap water, rainwater and surface runoff. Waters from these ponds, however, is lost through evaporation. Garden ponds are accessible in numerous landscape modes around the globe about their traditions.