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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby Bsuds » Mar 28th, 2016, 6:34 am

rainbird wrote:hmm well I tried to add pics but all the files are to big grrr ill see if I can find another way

Fotosizer is a free program for that.

http://www.fotosizer.com/
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby Queen K » Mar 28th, 2016, 6:37 am

Rainbird, if you need xeriscaping succulents around your pond, PM me.
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby dirty worx landscaping » Mar 28th, 2016, 12:26 pm

ok so here are the pics I took.. please keep in mind this is not finished lol.. The fence on the right will be replaced and we have lots more flagstone that was hand picked from our own local mountains to keep stacking. the waterfall is about 4' high and the pond is about 3' deep in the middle. the yard will be fully grass seeded soon and plants will be planted all around the pond and behind the waterfall as well. the back and side yard also got cut right down and re graded to run away from the house.

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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby Queen K » Mar 28th, 2016, 3:57 pm

Looking good. I'm taking my phone outdoors with me, if ya know what I mean!
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby dirty worx landscaping » Mar 31st, 2016, 10:59 am

not all done yet till putting rock in the pond but its getting there.. we are also getting ready to plant lots of stuff around the pond as well :).. not sure how to post a video but ill give it a go. looks like you half to click on the pic.

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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby ogopogodude » Apr 23rd, 2016, 5:45 pm

YouTube: The Pond digger
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby ogopogodude » Apr 23rd, 2016, 5:49 pm

A pond is ("can be") a WAY more complicated process than one thinks. There is a series of 23 or 24 videos on youtube by The Pond Digger that shows the "proper" way to build a pond, ... but after watching this series of videos, it looks like it would be about $50-60,000.
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby mexi cali » Apr 24th, 2016, 1:20 am

ETA "read all the way before offering useless suggestions".
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby Bpeep » Apr 24th, 2016, 10:46 am

I built my pond for around 500 dollars.
I saved a ton by propagating most of the plants in it and I did everything myself, I didn't hire any assistance or expertise.
Most of the money was spent on a good quality neoprene liner and the pump.
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby Healthyskeptic » Apr 26th, 2016, 7:05 pm

There are also massive water features built in Austria and Portugal by Sepp Holzer.

Big equipment needed though.

Many others have simply used shovels and built Swales on sloping land.
Check them out if you want.

Goggle such phrases as Swales, permaculture, Sepp Holzer, Geoff Lawton, etc.

I'm doing Swales on my land but I'd like ponds too.
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby mexi cali » Apr 26th, 2016, 8:45 pm

Most of the money was spent on a good quality neoprene liner and the pump.


That there is yer foundation. The rest is just imagination.

I had a pond for years and loved every minute spent listening too it and watching it.

They take some work but the pay back is limitless.

I miss my pond.
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby mexi cali » Apr 26th, 2016, 8:49 pm

That was a great video. I could live by that pond.
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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby Fixer 166 » May 20th, 2016, 8:42 am

Blast from the past
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Re: Back yard ponds

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Re: Back yard ponds

Postby mexi cali » May 20th, 2016, 1:09 pm

Any update pix o the pond?
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