Just dug out a pond
for a friend. Initially, I was going to post here for advice on plant varieties that would do well with our wet winters and long dry summers (4 months without rain)….but now we are going to get almost two inches of rain this weekend so advice on erosion prevention would be appreciated too.😬
I’ll get it seeded (white clover, NW pasture mix, vetch, trit., and a 1lb bag of native
wild flower) but none of these will be relevant for this weekends rain event. I’ll spread a few bales of hay
on the slopes to help reduce erosion…but this is a lot of rain for a fresh dug and bone dry area. Other thoughts on erosion minimization?
Any thoughts on getting this pond
ecological kick started and maintained? Main goal here is slowing water
and creating habitat for wildlife and natural beauty. Food for bees
would be great as flowering plants gets sparse toward the end of summer.
Here is a drone video
and a couple close up shots.