Getting ready to put in a small pond

Discussion in 'Water Gardening' started by 2ofus, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. 2ofus

    2ofus Hardy Maple

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,581
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Location:
    Idaho Mountains
    I ordered the liner, pump and filter today and have lined up a couple of kids to dig the pond with our help. It's going to be about 3 feet wide, 5 feet long, and 2 1/2 feet deep. I am so excited. I haven't had a pond for 3 years now. :smt026:smt041
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Ms kitty 01

    Ms kitty 01 In Flower

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    That will be awesome. I would love to have a pond.
     
  4. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Messages:
    27,473
    Likes Received:
    3,843
    Location:
    Scotland
    I wouldn't be without my pond now. I spend hours staring into and watching all the wildlife that's made its home in the water. You must show us progress pictures as we like to see things going from start to finish. :)
     
  5. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Messages:
    17,278
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    Location:
    Originally Galway, Ireland
    That's great news 2ofus :sing: Please keep us updated on your pond adventure!
     



    Advertisement
  6. 2ofus

    2ofus Hardy Maple

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,581
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Location:
    Idaho Mountains
    I'm going to try to remember to take lots of pictures. I've been looking a pond plants but I know the pond needs to 'age' a while before I add plants and fish.
     
    Frank likes this.
  7. 2ofus

    2ofus Hardy Maple

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,581
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Location:
    Idaho Mountains
    I don't have my pond in as expected. When we purchased our house there were 3 old, HUGE golden willows in the back yard which were not in good health so we had them cut down. When the 4 of us started digging the pond we hit so many roots, some up to 18 inches around that we couldn't dig more than 12 inches down. We ended up filling in the hole. The 3 willows were in a triangle and I'm sure, no matter where we try to dig we are going to end up having trouble with those darn roots. I'm not giving up! Our neighbor has a backhoe so I'm going to talk to him. I'll keep you updated if I can figure out a way.
     
  8. Ms kitty 01

    Ms kitty 01 In Flower

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Good luck. Hope it works out for you.
     

Share This Page