5 Best Benefits of a Backyard Koi Pond

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I have been thinking about what to do with my backyard for some time now. With this in mind, I went on a hunting mission to find out about the latest trends in landscaping. The first time I read about a Koi pond, I asked myself “Koi what?” However, the more I heard about them, the more I fell flat on my back over them. Now I’m totally sold on the idea of having one in my backyard.

Koi or “Nishikigoi” in Japanese, are bright orange colored and patterned fish that descended from the common carp! These fish give the ponds in which they are kept this name.

5 Best Benefits of Having a Backyard Koi Pond

1 — Koi fish make wonderful pets

2 — The pond is a natural way to energize your day or unwind

With the Koi pond in your backyard, you can form a daily habit of sitting at the end of the day by the pond to destress. The movement of the beautiful colored and patterned fish and the sounds of the water will be like soothing music to your soul, helping you to reduce your stress levels.

High levels of stress are associated with conditions such as high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions and depression.

3 — This garden feature adds amazing curb appeal to your backyard

Apart from the aesthetic value, a Koi pond upgrades the value of your home should you want to put it on the market.

4 — Experience fascinating nature, right in your backyard

5 — Natural insect control species

If you have been wondering whether a Koi pond would be right for you, I hope this has helped you to settle your doubts. A backyard Koi pond will bring you so much joy you will wonder why you didn’t think of that much earlier.

Republished with permission by DIY Home & Garden.

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