After reading that title, you may be asking yourself, “What could these
three things possibly have in common?” They all have to do with big
mistakes in pond and water-feature construction.
You have a new customer who wants you to build them a pond for their backyard. You dig out the area, throw in a liner, fill it with water and then it’s a pond, right? Not even close. There’s a lot more to building a pond; in fact, digging the hole is the easiest part.
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Trying to put the basics about building a pond into one short article is very difficult, to say the least. However, in an effort to keep it concise, I’ve broken it down to 15 points that you should keep in mind when building a pond..
When we think of a pump station,
we’re usually thinking of water
purveyors who are pumping water
so your home can have potable
water for drinking, showering, etc.
Golf enthusiasts might see pumping
stations as a way to pump
water from one pond to another.
The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very low rates.
WHAT STABILIZES SOIL, RETAINS
moisture, saves on mulch, aids in filtration,
reinforces and protects, and
oh, yes . . . minimizes weeding? The
answer is landscape fabric. Commonly
known as a weed-barrier, landscape
fabric isn’t just for weed control.
It’s a multi-tool rolled up in a
convenient, easy-to-use package.
No homeowner wants to look out
their window and see green or tea-colored
water in their backyard
pond. This is why creating a
healthy, low-maintenance ecosystem
is so important to any contractor
who installs water features.