Pond – ugh

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Here is the before…

It actually doesn’t look that bad… but the pond has sunk about 5 inches – so the surrounding area is sitting higher – that’s why it was full of mud last year! The hosta is waaaay too big. There are weeds growing through the rocks. Shank dug in any place not covered by a rock…


Oh good God, what did I get myself into? I now realize I have to create small retaining walls to prevent more erosion. I also have to scavenge for more field stones, I won’t have nearly enough for what I need to do.

I wish I could just skip ahead to the ‘after’ pictures… but I have to actually finish it first… might not be done until I get back from TN.


One thought on “Pond – ugh

    stevebetz said:
    May 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Oh man — I did that ONCE when I was living in Illinois. Never again. I’ll just hire someone or do without… 😉

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