August 9, 2016

Fight Aquatic Vegetation with Proper Pond Construction

PondLayoutA successful pond is only as good as proper pond construc­tion and proper construction begins with the knowledge of the builder. A pond should have 25% of its basin at a depth of eight feet or greater and side slopes at a 3:1 ratio (three feet out, one foot down). A minimal round pond size built to this spec. will be approx. 100 feet in diameter. This does three things, it gets you into deeper water quickest while maintaining a stable slope on your bank, creates “open water” on your pond and provides proper habi­tat for spawning.

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