Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Here are some of the before, during and after pictures of my pond coming together! I am in PARADISE! Now we wait for a few weeks for the system to balance and become the perfect home for our koi! Want to help me come up with great names? I need five names! Email me your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Making of Cindy's Pond and Waterfall Step by Step - "LET's ROCK" - Work by California Waterscapes
Step One: Chad Morrill of California Waterscapes lays out a natural looking shape and design with spray paint. Then it's can you dig it time, digging the hole and boy is our dirt tough.
Step Two: We need manpower! Loads oh boulders to carry in.
Step Three: Now Cindy gets to stand inside what will be our home to our five Koi! See the layers of shelving for natural fish hideaways!
My sheepdogs, Abby and Bailey are anxious for the final result too! Actually they are afraid of swimming but will be curious about the fish.
Step Five: You've got to have aqua plants! And the beauty of the line is it creates a pocket of constantly moist and nourished soil to keep these water plants happy! We have Canna, Society Garlic, Tana, and soon will add Elephant Ears and Scotch Moss
Step Six: End of the day the crew washes down the rocks and pumps out the dirt before filling her up!
In a few weeks the Koi go in and we'll be set!