Jazz up your back yard with a DIY water garden or fishpond. via eBay
Adding a small pond is one of the best things I ever did for my garden. With the addition of fresh, flowing water, it immediately became the central, neighborhood hangout for all of the wild things—birds, bees, butterflies, insects, and more—that are essential for pollination and the overall health of a garden.
Plus, a water feature is simply beautiful.
Small container ponds or water features are quite simple to set up and easy to maintain. I will walk you through the basics to give you an idea of what is involved so you can decide which style of pond would be best for your garden.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.