Building a backyard pond can be an exciting and rewarding garden project. The addition of a pond will open a whole new dimension to the garden and your gardening experience. The decision to start building a backyard pond is one that many folks put off for year and then when they do make up their minds to get started are so thrilled by the project they wish they had done it years earlier.
There is no doubt about it the sound of water splashing from a waterfall in to a pond can add a very calm and peaceful feeling to your backyard garden. The pond in the picture was built by me and was all hand dug and I completed it in just four days Continue reading →
A very important job in the Spring is backyard pond maintenance and the spring cleaning is your ponds the most critical job of the year. The winter debris and leftover plant materials need to be removed to insure a healthy …Continue reading →
One thing to be said for a backyard pond is that it will change your whole perspective about gardening. It is not just the plants or the sounds of the waterfall but it is all the new creatures that will …Continue reading →
As you know I have a pond maintenance and construction business that I do part time, in addition to my duties at the urban garden. On a recent pond cleaning it became apparent that the pond I was working on was in need of a complete make over. The pond was a little over 10 years old and was no longer functional. The current homeowners had been there for 5 years and had not made any changes from the original design. Here is a step by step on what we did to renovate the pond. Continue reading →
Well it has been a long cold winter and now spring has arrived. You want to be outside and enjoying your garden and back yard pond. The only problem is when you went out to see what needs to be …Continue reading →