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I’m afraid that I’m not capable of properly caring for a pond ,or any living creature really, so since I moved into my home 4 yrs ago my pond has gone to . Does anyone have any good ideas for something I could turn the unused pond into that will look nice in my yard? Right now it’s just a pile of ugly weeds and green water. Thank you. Sorry if this post is sacrilege.
 
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Welcome!
If a pond isn't really your thing, you may be able to turn it into a native wetland garden.
It depends on the pond's construction and location in your yard.
Post some pictures if you would like us to help with that.
Local horticultural societies usually have some ideas.
 
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I’m afraid that I’m not capable of properly caring for a pond ,or any living creature really, so since I moved into my home 4 yrs ago my pond has gone to . Does anyone have any good ideas for something I could turn the unused pond into that will look nice in my yard? Right now it’s just a pile of ugly weeds and green water. Thank you. Sorry if this post is sacrilege.
Lol. Your post made me laugh.
 
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The suggestions above are great. What a wonderful 'problem' to have! You have many good choices. Naturally, anything involving water is going to get suggestions on this forum :). Welcome, we are happy to have you as a member.
 

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Welcome to our group! we even help those that don't want or have fish.
 
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Not sacralidge, just learning! Something somewhere went wrong. This is the place to learn. We can help you to learn what went wrong, and how to correct it. Post in your intro about yourself, how much pond experience you’ve got, and what you’d like to achieve with it. If you have health reasons for your idea that you aren’t capable of caring for a pond, then it’s a matter of what you’d like to see there combined with what’s in place. If it’s a concrete/ stone type built pond, then an idea might be a pondless water feature, or you could try to turn it into a wildlife pond. That is one with minimal human intervention, but I’d think you need to clean it, add a small pump and lots of plants. If the pond is the plastic preform or liner, it can be dug up, and filled in.
I started typing this before every one else posted, then got side tracked, forgot to post, and just popped back in to see I hadn’t replied!
 
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And why do you think you can’t care for a pond? It’s just a matter of knowing your physical limits, and knowledge about ponds. We can help you learn, if it’s a case of lack of knowledge.
 
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It looks like you’ve got a nice clump of cattails. Now then, what’s the back story? Did you build it, buy it, find it? And why the belief you can’t do it? If you want to make the pond a success, we can help you. If you want to remove it, that one is a liner, if there are others in the forum around you, they might be interested in any of the pond equipment and plants and such. With a liner, you could drain the pond, remove all stones, plants, liner, etc, and have it filled in. Voila, a nice area for a garden! But, if you want to make a successful pond, you can. My pond last year ( and it will be again this year, just a different part of the yard,) was an above ground pop up Intex pool. Undersized pump, I ended up with pea soup algae water, then I had a massive die off, lost over half my fish, ( I later realized it was due to over drift from crop spray, when it killed most of my cats) but I felt like a failure too. I have two days a week to play catch up on house work, yard work, pond and aquariums, and rest up for another chaotic work week. I didn’t know if I could do it, but by grace, I’m going to try again!
 
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Abandon the pumps and junk that just cost bucks to squish water, dot a selection of perty pond plants, iris, waterlily, pickerel, fringe, water hyacinth and enjoy a low tech oasis, for frogs, dragonflies, salamanders, maybe one plump shubunkin.

Chill!
 
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That pond looks full of potential but hey, if it’s not your thing no big deal. You could fill it in. You could leave it and bog it. With some help here and some sweat, you could have a sweet fish pond.
 

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