Garden Ponds item created by Aaron S, Aug 28, 2014
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And we're off *shoots pop gun into the air"
Good luck and can't wait to see the progress.
Oh thanks the Pop Gun miss fired and nailed me in the eye!
Now I've got "You'll shoot your eye out" running through my head.. Lol
cant wait to see your progress. when do you hope to have it done?
Don't really have a time set. When the weather cools off I am going to drain the pond because we will be cutting on the pecan trees that are over it. Hopefully we can completely remove them but they are huge. This weekend I'm going to try to make the flowerbed for the butterfly/ wildflower garden. Going to take pics of that. Right now I have a very pretty bloom from my hardy lily. Kept trying to get a pic of it but everything turned out great except the flower kept appearing too bright and it just appeared as a big pink blob. Not sure what I was doing wrong.
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Did a little bit to the pond this weekend. I mad one of @koiguy1969 Floating Planter Rings https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/floating-planter-rings.2581/
It was very easy and cheap ($8.00) to make. I was having problems with my water lettuce clogging my skimmer, and this ring solved it very well. Also added some quilt batting to my filter and it cleaned my water up better than expected. Actually I thought my was was pretty clear but after adding the quilt batting the difference was remarkable. It has been in for only 24 hours so we will see what it does after a while.
Last thing was I laid out the flower bed that is in the east side of the pond (bottom of the picture in the planning section). Between football and rain on Saturday and taking the family to Frontier City all days Sunday, I did not have as much time for the pond that I wanted. This weekend looks the same, because I have tickets for OU and Tennessee, so I will be tailgating all day then.
Poor thing... I had some kind of Tennessee hat on this weekend. Sounds like good weekend all the way around though.
Ok, back at it this year. Pretty much had to take all of last year off because of a number of health issues so the pond kind of got put on the far back burner. Looking to add to it this year with a bog filter of some kind. I have a lot of debris in the bottom of the pond and the weir on my skimmer broke so I have to rig up a new one. The biggest issue now will be to add plants in and around the pond.
Well glad you are better but don't push yourself because the most important thing is your health
We decided to move the pond over to the the patio. Also the pond and the beds will be raised above the ground for easier maintenance.
Here is what the design will be:
Pond design by Aaron S posted Mar 2, 2016 at 6:07 AM
Its going to be slow going because of my back and wallet, but this weekend we will lay everything out, take measurements and hopefully break ground.
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