When you are first building a pond in your backyard you need to decide what kind
of pond it will be. Will it be a general pond that just has some plants or a
mixed pond that contains both plants and fish? Both types can spice up the yard.
The advantages to having a mix garden may out weigh the disadvantages. An
advantage would be that you are able to have a wide range of fish and plants. A
mixed garden is usually smaller and takes up less time to build. It does not
take a lot of care or money when you are dealing with a mixed pond. A
disadvantage is the extensive researching that you would have to do so that your
fish and plant are compatible for each other. The freedom and amount of choices
that you have are endless. This can lead to overstocking or cluttering the pond
General ponds are an excellent choice to take up space. Usually They do not need
to be that big, but they take up more room than a mixed pond. When it comes to a
general pond, the water is usually not that deep, around two feet. Sunlight is
incredibly important for the plant life.
To sum general and mixed ponds; both are just as good as the other is. It
depends on the personal preference of the owner. If you research and you may
find that mixed ponds are what you want. Fish add a flare to a backyard pond.
The area in which the pond is placed accounts for most of your decision. If it
has too much sunlight than a general pond is best. Either one can be small or
big. It all depends on your setting and your preferences.