Our first spring challenge is underway, or maybe I ought to say, the primary of Dean’s spring initiatives.
While I’m busy engaged on getting 3 new backyard beds crammed with vegetation, Dean is specializing in pond clean-up. Our pond was uncared for for years. When we moved in a yr and a half in the past, we knew that pond clean-up can be a high precedence.
The largest pond on our property is overgrown with an aquatic plant known as parrot feather. Plus, there’s a lot sediment and muck within the backside of the pond that it’s due for a serious overhaul.
We have a neighbor who does heavy tools work. He will come and filter the stream that this major pond empties into. This will enable the water to higher circulation out of the pond.
We even have the sediment and the surplus parrot feather to take away. This will, hopefully, deliver the pond again to its unique form. Lastly, we’re renting a muck pump to try to pump the muck out of the underside of the pond.
The objective of all of that is to assist this pond clean-up occur shortly and successfully and make our pond look good once more.
While the entire above is occurring, we’ll even have French drains put into our entrance and aspect yard to assist the water drain higher as properly. Plenty of our property is moist and swampy, so the drains will assist dry the yard up a bit. We’ll see. If it does work, we’ll add extra of those drains to the bottom of our property in order that land is extra helpful as properly.
Putting the French drains in will make the entrance of our property an enormous soiled mess this yr. However, in the long term, it’s price it. We desire a dry, flat entrance yard that we will take pleasure in with family and friends. Not solely that however I envision a fantastically landscaped pond the place the boys can fish and kayak throughout the heat summer time months as properly.
You can get an actual life glimpse of this challenge in my latest Spring Projects vlog proper right here.
Wish us luck with our pond clean-up, associates!
And if anybody has any tips or strategies on find out how to clear out a big pond with out killing all of the fish in it, please share with me within the feedback part under. We have a plan, however seeing how we’ve by no means accomplished this earlier than, we aren’t sure our plan will work! Fingers crossed it does!
Love and light-weight,