#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200628
after the rototilling we tossed several bags of wild flower seeds. thousands and thousands. we’ll see what happens with them.
we also bought four trees for our anniversary.
all natives, good for birds and butterflies.
there’s a slash pine, a beautyberry and two simson stoppers (twinberry)
we rounded up all our spare hoses, miscellaneous sprinklers and a manifold and set up a temporary watering system to reach all four far flung corners of the field.
we hung a bird house that looks like a cat. the mouth is the entrance.
we’ll see whether this is a clever joke or not
Sunday was the usual: wash slate, transport, lay the border.
And now it’s done except for some fill in work we’ll do later.
landscaping (pondscaping) the shelves is next: positioning the plant bins, some decorative slate, piles of pebbles, fish caves and tunnels and underwater lights.
then come the plants, followed immediately by 7,000 gallons of water.
unless we’ve severely miscalculated somehow, we should be filling sometime this month.
we’ve also decided to include an underwater bridge that will hold a large plant. stay tuned for that.