Suggestions for small Pond

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by wildcatt, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. wildcatt

    wildcatt Member

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    Looking for ideas and suggestions for a shallow pond that is smack dab in the middle of the yard. Actually, it was a shallow dugout thatwasn't used for anything except a breeding ground for tadpoles and bugs! Anyway, it is only about 2-3 deep in the middle and by the end of summer, it will have receded quite a bit. Last year it was full of cat-tails and weeds so I put 10 ducks into it and they cleaned is up well. Now, it is just a shallow pond again and I have been scratching my head as to what I could do with it to make it more attractive - any suggestions?? The pond is about 15 feet across and probably 25 feet long or so.
     
  2. Linda Camello

    Linda Camello Well-Known Member

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    What part of the country are you located in? That would help.
     

  3. wildcatt

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    Sorry - located in Zone 2 Northern Alberta, Canada
     
  4. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Is it lined with anything or just a mud puddle?
     
  5. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The ducks sounds like the way to go. You get free duck food, and free pond cleaning. Two frees is pretty good.
     
  6. primal1

    primal1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ...and don't forget about the free eggs!! MMMMMMMy fav.

    I just planted 3 white willow trees along my river bank, they always look great near water... and anywhere else IMHO:).
     
  7. wildcatt

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    No - not lined with anything except mud - and clay at that!!. Was wondering if water lilies, etc would be a option - and I like the idea of willow trees - and no more ducks at least not this year - too hard to keep them from being coyote food ( and I tried fencing the pond - the ducks simply swam under the netting.
     
  8. Cyngbaeld

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    Sounds like a lovely spot for a bog garden.