If you have a large backyard, adding a water feature to it is a great way to start a turtle pond while infusing your outdoor space with an element of tranquillity where you and your family can sit around and relax. If you want to add an attractive turtle pond without the tiresome effort of digging a hole, you can buy sands Australia, concrete blocks, cement, and other materials to be used for the above-ground turtle pond from a nearby landscape supply store (such as Labrador Landscape Supplies in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas).
Depending on your area, putting an aquatic turtle outdoors is something you can do only during the spring and summer. If your state or territory has warmer temperatures nearly all year round, aquatic turtles will be able to live outdoors. You can also select a species that hibernates in the winter.
Safety and security
Before creating your turtle pond, consider what critters or even predators may visit your backyard. Consider that your pond is also above ground. If your home fence is high and solid enough to keep away critters, then your pond is relatively safe. You might want to place a small fence around the pond, so your turtle doesn’t wander or swim out of it. You can also make a removable wire fence that you can place over the pond at night or during winter when the turtle is hibernating.
An above-ground turtle pond, like an aquarium, needs prodigious maintenance because a single turtle can poop more than a school of goldfish. You need to invest in a water filter and schedule to replace at least 20% of the water at least once a week. This also includes cleaning out the water filter to avoid clogging. Don’t waste the water removed by using it to water your plants and lawn.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
When you need to buy sands Australia and other materials for your above ground turtle pond, you can rely on Labrador Landscape Supplies. They have a wide variety of sands for any landscape project. All of Labrador’s sand is of the highest quality and can be delivered to your doorstep quickly. Labrador Landscape is definitely your one-stop-shop for a large variety of landscape supplies like gravel, decorative stones, garden and mixed soil, mulch, cement, and many more. Call us today on 07 5537 2841 or visit https://landscape-supply.com.au/.