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Koi ponds are among the most beautiful and engaging water features for a residential backyard. In fact, watching and caring for these large colorful fish can quickly become a hobby for many homeowners. However, Koi ponds are undoubtedly an investment and the decision to add one to your backyard should not be taken lightly. Here are several things you’ll need to consider to determine if a Koi pond is right for you.

Koi Ponds Need Stable Soil

Koi ponds can hold up to 200 gallons of water. Considering that just one gallon of water weighs over eight pounds, it is understandable why you’ll need to make sure you have proper soil stability to support your Koi pond.

Koi Ponds Require Ample Sunlight

Most Koi ponds do better in a site that gets a good amount of sunlight.

Koi Ponds Should Be Deep

There are several benefits to having a deep Koi pond. First, your fish will only grow to the size of the pond so they may not reach their full 3 feet potential if your pond is too shallow. Plus, they may get sick often since they’d be swimming in water that has more concentration of their own waste. Overall, a deeper pond (approximately five feet or more) is healthier and will also better protect the fish from outside predators.

Koi Ponds Must be Oxygenated

Fish can only survive in an oxygenated pond. Many homeowners choose to add a waterfall or fountain to ensure the water circulates properly. Algae can also be a beneficial source for oxygenating the water.

Koi Pond Maintenance is Critical

Don’t make the mistake of assuming your Koi pond is maintenance-free. While larger Koi ponds are easier to care for than smaller ponds, they all require daily maintenance tasks to keep them healthy. This includes daily feeding for the fish, cleaning/changing pump filters and monitoring the level of algae in the pond.

If you need help determining whether a Koi pond is right for your backyard, call the experts of Mobile Joe’s Landscaping. We proudly build Koi ponds for residential clients. Our team understands what these beautiful ponds demand in terms of installation as well as long-term maintenance. Keep in mind that Koi fish can live up to 35 years so it is important to feel confident in your decision to install a Koi pond.

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12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

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Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

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Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

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Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM