Bodies of water are a great enhancement to a landscape. They bring together all the surrounding area into a small personalized ecosystem. The wind flows through the trees and creates ripples on the pond. The pond provides water for the surrounding area which helps the trees grow, eventually shedding leaves and creating more material for compostable soil. Compostable soil provides the minerals found in water. Connected to a waterfall or not, ponds add a dimension of serenity to a yard. The real question to ask when thinking about constructing a pond is what do you want in it. What do you place in the ponds? Coi fish? Water gardens