Category: Backyard

Make a Pond

How to Make a Pond for Fishing

Yard water pit into a 3000 square foot all characteristic lake.

Presently in a lake you need to attempt to keep the water level as consistent as could be expected under the circumstances.

The water level in this pit was fluctuating by around 2 to 3 feet relying upon the climate.

Water would top it off, particularly throughout the winter months and during a sweltering summer there wasn’t a lot of water left in there.

This circumstance was truly unattractive particularly since the principle view in this back yard is directly on the water pit.

So as to limit the water level variance, I began by interfacing the pit to the nearest downpour water discard.

For that I utilized around 250 feet of pvc seepage funneling, 6 crawls in width.

The lines were introduced on an incline that way the water from the jettison would stream into the pit.

I picked just a little incline for the funneling so that if the lake is topped off, water can stream in reverse into the discard not flooding the lake.

Notwithstanding that, I associated the downpour canals of the house to the line to utilize existing water as productive as could reasonably be expected.

After these fundamental works I began removing all the grass, hedges and little trees around 15 feet around the edges of the pit.

Presently I could begin re-demonstrating the new lake edges.

Since no lake liner is utilized and all water in the lake will be downpour or ground water there will even now be little water level variances.

That is the reason I removed the slanting landscape and made a more extreme edge.

With this moderately steep edge regardless of whether the water level changes the water surface will remain about the equivalent.

With this 2 ton excavator it took me one day to complete the lake edges.

The lake has a profundity of around 6 feet.

An all common non liner lake just takes a shot at locales with fine soil like earth or topsoil which has a low co-productivity of porousness or it likewise works on the off chance that you have a high ground water level.

Common wells or streams around a lawn make an ideal gracefully for regular lakes.

Presently it’s an ideal opportunity to level the dirt around the lake and plant the main water plants.

On the off chance that you would prefer not to burn through cash on water plants you can go to neighborhood lakes or streams to get local plants you like.

In the event that you do so don’t decimate characteristic untamed life natural surroundings.

Take just little plant branches, they will spread in their new living space.

In the event that you need to place fish in your common lake that is alright however hold up until plants have developed and don’t place too many fish in.

The most significant interesting point when loading and restocking your lake is the harmony among hunter and prey.

In the event that you get such a large number of hunters, the prey may increase a lot of bringing about an abundance of littler fish.

In the event that you get too many prey fish, the hunters won’t have enough to eat and you’ll have an abundance of littler fish.

To evade this, don’t fish from your lake in its first year of utilization.

After your lake has had the opportunity to develop, attempt to get equivalent loads of hunter and prey fish.

You will also need raising worms for fishing.

In case you’re getting such a large number of one sort of fish, your lake may drop out of parity.

Include An Aeration System: Aeration helps keep your lake clean, improves water quality, supports oxygen levels, and flows the water to evade temperature variety that could hurt the soundness of your lake and the wellbeing of your fish.

Since it’s a characteristic lake I didn’t include any siphons and channels and I put in around 10 fish.

On the off chance that you feed the fish remember that all supplements put into the water should be explained by the lake itself.

In the event that you include such a large number of supplements, green growth will develop and the fish may endure.

I chose to include a couple of Stones and one greater tree stump from the forested areas with greenery on it.

This utilization of provincial materials assists with making an all characteristic character of the lake and improves its appearance.

It assists with including just a couple of eye catchers, in any case your eye doesn’t have the foggiest idea where to look and it doesn’t have the impact of making a symphonious climate.

With this lake we take a gander at a low support level.

Each fall I cut the grass and plants around the edges and that is about it.

I trust this video was useful and supportive for you.


6 Basic Rules for Lawn Care

A beautiful well-groomed lawn resembling a dense green carpet, without any harmful and sloppy bushes, is not a gift from nature and not a consequence of some overseas marvelous seeds or miraculous chemical preparations.

In order to form a beautiful grass cover of your lawn, you need it:

  • to cut (regularly);
  • water (required);
  • weed (occasionally);
  • feed (2-3 times a season);
  • mulch (in the fall);
  • puncture (when compaction of the soil);
  • undersow (if necessary).

This is just the result of a number of works that are combined in one capacious concept – lawn care. Do not be alarmed, you should not devote all your free time to the lawn, daily and hourly caring only about its beauty. There are few such works, but the main thing is that they must be completed in a timely manner and without errors.

Mowing is the most important element in lawn care

Do not miss the right time for the first mowing of the lawn after planting the grass – in fact, it is very important. To determine if it is necessary, simply measure the grass. If you have grown to 10 cm – it’s time to cut. As a rule, the first haircut occurs in mid-May. If thunderstorms and rains are expected in May, try to have time to mow the lawn before these seasonal cataclysms, otherwise the grass will fall from heavy rain, and you will not be able to mow it normally.

For mowing grass on a lawn, the most common technical tool is a gasoline mower or electric. The choice of drive depends on the size of your site. If the lawn is small, not far from home, feel free to buy a light and inexpensive electric lawn mower.

Regardless of the type of engine, check the cutting system – it must be sharp so that part of the grass is not pulled out with the root. It is best to mow dry grass, because wet grass will clog the lawn mower. But the soil itself should not be solid and dried, it is better – a little wet. On wet soil, the wheels of the lawn mower are loaded and it “smashes” the lawn, leaving bald spots.

At the first haircut, set the largest cutting height, and with subsequent haircuts, focus on the 4-5 cm indicator. This is exactly what the grass height should be on an ideal lawn.

The mowing direction at the first mowing can be any, but remember: if the first time you cut in a direction from north to south, then next time cut perpendicularly – from east to west.

Before each mowing, clean the lawn of debris – stones, sticks, solid objects. If such objects fall under the knives of a lawn mower, it will completely jam the motor. If it is well protected from overloads, it just stops, otherwise it will burn out.

If the lawnmower is without a grass catcher, it is best to remove the grass after the first mowing. In subsequent haircuts – it can be left on the hay, while lawn mowers with side ejection are convenient. Left grass also protects the lawn from drying out in too hot summers. For the first lawn mowing, a lawn mower with a grass catcher is better, and even better – with a mulching function. Mulch will always come in handy as an organic fertilizer.

Subsequent haircuts depend on the intensity of grass growth and on the weather. In moderate sunshine and regular rains, this should be done approximately every two weeks. When drought, do not cut too short – the roots will dry.

If you do not have time to cut the grass in time, do not be discouraged. A high-quality lawn mower, with the possibility of setting a cut in five positions, cuts grass well above 20 cm, you only need to go through one place several times, each time cutting off the ends of the grass by several centimeters.

In hard-to-reach places, near curbs, under benches, between flower beds – you can use a convenient electric trimmer.

If there are a lot of bumps, bumps on the site – they need to be cut as short as possible and add mulch to level the area.

Do the last seasonal haircut in the fall, before frosts. If autumn is cold – in September, if warm – in October. In no case do not cut the grass in a cold and frosty wind – the tips of the grass will frostbite and next year it will grow poorly. How often to water

How often to water

Water when the grass loses elasticity, becomes lethargic. If you miss this important point, the grass will turn gray and lose its bright green color. Later, it will begin to turn yellow due to lack of moisture and dry. Watering should be done so that the soil is well saturated with water, but becomes excessively wet. It is convenient to water a large lawn with an electric garden pump or a water pump for irrigation. It is best to water the lawn in the morning or in the evening, since in the afternoon the sun will immediately dry the soil and get a dense crust.

The frequency of watering depends not only on the weather, but also on the type and structure of the soil. Sandy soils dry faster – they need to be watered more often, clay soils less often. But in any case, wait for the soil to dry out slightly between irrigations, otherwise the roots of the plants will be flooded all the time and not receive oxygen from the air.

Weed removal (weeding)

Weeds will become a rare occurrence on your lawn if you weed it well from the very beginning. Weeding is necessary carefully – tearing out the weed with roots. If the roots of the weed grass lie very deeply, whether the leaves have grown a large rosette, then you can use a special chemical preparation to remove weeds. This drug is called a herbicide, you need to choose it very carefully – just one that will destroy weeds, but will not damage the lawn grass.

Top Dressing the Lawn

Sunlight and heat, oxygen from the air and water – these are the main nutrition of lawn grass. But most often these elements are not enough to make the lawn look fresh and appetizing. The grass, which is regularly mowed, is not able to eat only natural offerings of nature – it needs a systematic feeding.

Fertilizing is done with fertilizers, three times during the season, and it is best to apply it with a fertilizer spreader. It is very easy to remember: in spring, summer and autumn. In the early spring, only nitrogen fertilizers are needed, but in the middle of summer – apply a complex top dressing containing nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus. The latest top dressing is done in the fall, when the lawn is preparing for winter. At this time, such minerals as phosphorus and potassium are relevant. How much fertilizer to apply is always indicated on its packaging.

So that the fertilizer is well absorbed by the grass, remember the main rule – do not apply fertilizer after rain or during rain. Calculate so that the grass is dry and the soil is slightly moist, and then it rains. If it will not be – water the lawn yourself.

Mulching, combing and puncturing

Mulching, combing and piercing are considered to be some kind of additional and optional work, but their importance for a beautiful lawn cover is difficult to exaggerate.

Mulch (loose crushed material) is scattered on the lawn once – in early autumn. For mulch, you can use shredded grass if you have a lawn mower with a mulching function or a garden shredder. In order to prepare a good mulch for the lawn, you need to add sand to the organic grass or leaf compost to make it crumbly. For sandy soil, too much sand is not needed.

Before mulching the lawn, it is advisable to comb and puncture it. Combing removes dry grass, unnecessary debris, branches, and piercing the soil helps fertilizers, as well as moisture and air to penetrate the roots of the plant. Combing is done with a rake, and piercing with a pitchfork. To optimize these work processes, it is better to buy a universal aerator-scarifier. It has two nozzles – a shaft for combing out mosses and old grass, as well as a shaft with knitting needles that cut through the soil well to the desired depth. Scarification (soil puncturing) can also be performed before fertilizing.

How to Avoid Holes On Your Lawn

Various troubles can occur with grass on the lawn: it may not overwinter, soak, dry. Often this grass loss does not occur on the entire lawn, but in separate areas. To level the lawn, it is necessary to produce seeding. You just need to loosen the soil from scratch, put the seeds in, sprinkle them with compost, and then easily tamp.

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