ALL THAT WOMEN WANT
HOUSE AND HOME  PARENTING  ENTERTAINMENT   SHOPPING - ALL THE BEST  TRAVEL  SEASONS GREETINGS  ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES  WHAT KIDS WANT  COMPUTING  SOMETHING DIFFERENT  FOOD AND DRINK  BOOKS AND WRITING  FASHION  WOMEN  MAGAZINE  NEWS  HOROSCOPES  SEARCH  FEEDBACK

Dig a Pond!

by Brigitte Burchett

Fall is a great time to dig a pond. It usually rains less than in the spring, so there is less mud to deal with. The air is cooler, making the work much more pleasant and less strenuous.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when digging that new pond:

Make the pond as big as your space and budget allows. It is very hard to make a pond larger later and there is always another plant or another fish to add.

The pond should be at least 18 inches deep in most areas of the country, but 2 - 3 feet is better.

Incorporate plant shelves all the way around the pond to allow maximum flexibility for placing plants. Shelves should be between 6 and 12 inches deep and 10 - 12 inches wide.

Slope plant shelves slightly to the outside of the pond so that plants will slide against the wall of the pond instead of into the pond itself as the liner gets slick over time.

Slope the bottom of the pond slightly, so that all debris collects in one area. This will make cleaning the pond much easier.

Use a quality liner of at least 45 mil to prevent future problems.

Once the pond has been filled with water it can be left until spring at which time pumps, filters, fountains, etc. can be added.

Digging a pond in the fall allows for a quick start of the new water feature in the spring.

Brigitte Burchette
Copyright 2000

The person behind http://www.pondmarket.com , Brigitte has been involved with water gardening for many years. She owns and operates a pond and water gardening store and has published several articles in the print media. Brigitte also publishes "Splash! The Pond and Water Garden Newsletter!", a Free newsletter at http://www.pondmarket.com

Make Your Own Gifts To Give Away Or Sell

Gift basket ideas, bath and body recipes, gift jar recipes, kid's fun recipes, plus ice cream recipes, fondue recipes, dog treat recipes and FREE GIFT!

Hundreds of inexpensive and easy to make gift ideas

Great for fundraising too!


1000 Atkin's Diet Recipes For Immediate Download.

Get the figure you've always wanted for the holiday season!


1000 New And Unusal Ways To Make Money

Full Of Ideas And Inspiration


 

Subscribe to All That Women Want ezine
Powered by www.egroups.com
All That Women Want
It was made for you!

Back to Magazine Index

Home