Time to time musings about backyard garden pond building, keeping, troubleshooting. Questions and answers from pond keepers and builders. Occasional excerpts from the pondlady's book, "A Practical Guide to Building and Maintaining your Pond."
Thursday, March 15, 2012
A Pond for a Small Space
I didn't want a pond with fish for this space and I really didn't want to dig much. This pond is in a Rubbermaid round 2' deep horse drinking trough. I got it at the feed store for 40 bucks. The ball on top was given to me as a gift, so the natural place to put it was on top of a cinder block inside the horse trough. The pump shoots water up into the ball and makes a noise similar to Niagara Falls. I can also direct it through one of the holes, but if I do the water splashes out. I put some swimming pool chlorine in there occasionally to keep the water clear. I stacked flat Arkansas Moss Rocks around the pond to hide the black container Other plants and a crane help soften the look.
So, I have a pond requiring little work that makes a great sound. Who could want more?