The clients left for a 2 week vacation, and we got to work dismantling their old pond. To say I had underestimated how much work that would be, is well, an underestimation..lol. It was so full of muck we just couldn't believe it. I'd never seen such a small pond be so filthy.
The landscaper had dug it deep, but in an effort to give the fish a place to hide (I'm assuming) he put a big slab across the shelf, basically leaving a 2' deep settlement chamber. And it was FULL!
Here's the before
Here's poor Miranda, shoes off, trying to muck it out. You have no idea the amount of goo in there
I think some splashed in her mouth..GROSS!
This is the first time I've EVER filled in a pond and made is shallower. Sandbags to fill in a section for a shelf. Waterfall is prepped.
All done and looking great!
The pond has 2 waterfalls now. One at each end. This one even has a bubble rock feeding the waterfall.
Notice the bubble rock on top? Something for the birds
The Fake Heron actually helped keep the real one out of the pond...for a while :)
Here's a link to the YouTube video for this project. Please check it out