Since you’re building a home nestled into rural setting, nothing beats a view that includes plenty of trees, a stream or a nearby pond. You probably have the trees, but what if your land isn’t blessed with water?
Bring the water to you. With the right piece of land and the help of a qualified professional (you can find one at www.aquascapedesigns.com), building a 1-acre pond is well within your reach.
Here’s how to build, stock and maintain this wonderful water feature for years of enjoyment.
Step 1: CHOOSE THE TYPE OF POND YOU WANT
STEP 2: DIG A HOLE
Step 3: DAM IT UP
Step 4: INSTALL A SPILLWAY
Step 5: STABILIZE THE BANKS
Step 6: STOCK YOUR POND
Step 7: ADD A HABITAT
Step 8: KEEP OUT THE CRUD
Step 9: REMOVE WINTER SNOW
Step 10: ADD AN AERATOR
Read the full story in the 2006 April issue of Log Home Living.