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Your bog is brand new. Give it some time..

did you clean the bottom of the pond last photo i saw you had a good deposit of leaves etc.

Afew more plants certainly won't hurt plant the bog completely as the water clears then pull them out if that's the look you want
 
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Your bog is brand new. Give it some time..

did you clean the bottom of the pond last photo i saw you had a good deposit of leaves etc.

Afew more plants certainly won't hurt plant the bog completely as the water clears then pull them out if that's the look you want
I have removed most of the leaves from the bottom. I think I will add some more plants in the coming weeks. I don't really expect the bog to work for a few weeks, the beneficial bacteria probably need to gain a foothold on the pea gravel. The only reason I am using UV to FastTrack water clearing is because my sister has a graduation party at our house soon and I would like the water to be clear when other people see it.
 
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I have removed most of the leaves from the bottom. I think I will add some more plants in the coming weeks. I don't really expect the bog to work for a few weeks, the beneficial bacteria probably need to gain a foothold on the pea gravel. The only reason I am using UV to FastTrack water clearing is because my sister has a graduation party at our house soon and I would like the water to be clear when other people see it.
Drain half of it and refill it like three days before the party
 
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I just rebuilt my bog as your probably aware and I planted the bog up. I should add the wind has been crazy here for over a week now and much cooler than normal. The tall plants are having a tough time
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Haven’t updated here in a while - nothing much to report though! The bog was great this summer and once established kept the pond clear throughout the whole season. All the fish babies are now very grown up, and the pond is already icing over for the winter. I caught a 10 point buck drinking from the bog just this morning!
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Wow, impressive! OK, I know...for those who live in places where deer are common, maybe not so special, but still...
 

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Wow, impressive! OK, I know...for those who live in places where deer are common, maybe not so special, but still...
No always special, love seeing our deer, esp the bucks. They don't wander around like the gals do.
 
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Not a fan of the deer TBH - given the chance they'll destroy your landscape and run in front of your car, all before breakfast.

We hit a small (thank goodness) doe on the expressway early one morning this summer - always a terrifying experience. She ran alongside the car for a hundred yards or so before finally deciding to give it a try to cross in front of us. At least my husband had a second or two to slow down and the truck behind us was able to go around us on the shoulder instead of rear ending us. Didn't work out so well for the deer.

Had another close encounter with a big old buck on the way to work three mornings in a row earlier this month. Luckily the big boys are a little smarter - they didn't get that big by playing dodge ball with cars. By the third day I knew he would be there and we both just nodded as I slowly passed by.
 

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given the chance they'll destroy your landscape and run in front of your car, all before breakfast.

Tons of deer are killed this time of year, mating season and hunting season. Time change the deaths go way up . It is so sad to see the bodies. Our back field is sort of a safe zone, see them a lot down there even during the day. Just spooked a few walking the pups.

They will destroy landscaping, most of what I have is deer resistant and or plants I don't care if they eat.
 
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Deer Out works GREAT! When I lived in Virginia the deer decimated my plants until I sprayed the Deer Out on them...It smells like peppermint and they never touched my plants or bushes again..Of course you have to keep it up but I slacked after awhile and they still did not touch them! I have tried others in the past (like Deer Off) and they stunk and did not work half as well as the Deer Out....
 

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been on here! Just been poking around and seeing what’s new with everybody and their ponds! I have been busy with the pond lately. I let it go a little over the past summer, but this summer I was able to get a job at the local pond and aquarium store so I have been learning lots and doing a lot of work on the pond! The most recent photos I have are from early June, but since then I have installed a skimmer which has helped out massively with clearing debris from the surface, and I am now working on re-doing some edging and planting the area with evergreens to bring the surroundings to life.

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Looking great!

Congratulations on getting a job at a pond place. Definitely suits your skillset!
Did you ever tackle that huge garden project that you were going to do for your Eagle Scout badge?
 

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