Anyone ever sunk a pond before? i am thinking about doing it at the back of my garden, it was my neighbours idea and i would like to attract a toad and maybe some pond life, just wondering if anyone has ever done it before?
what does it mean to “sunk” a pond? do you mean dig a pond? i had a friend in high school dig out a little water feature and put coy fish in it, and also it did attract some frogs.
im guessing your talking about something relative small or else you would probably need a backhoe to dig out something big.
When my paternal grandma was still alive her and my grandpa had a little pond in their backyard. They put these huge goldfish in it. It was really cool.
My brother in law dug a huge pond about 12 feet deep and stocked it with walleye and perch lol. He’s a go big or go home kinda guy!
My dad made a pond when we were living on a homestead out in the country. It required a bulldozer and a backhoe but he did it.
I recemented an existing pond in my mother’s back yard.
I put a little pond in my backyard at my old house. About 6 feet by 4 feet. All I did was put a few goldfish in it, and the frogs and everything else seemed to find it on their own
Lol I thought something else. I wonder why its called back hoe.
Standing water draws mosquitoes. No experience with ponds. Mosquitoes carry some kind of serious disease - can’t recall the name - maybe west nile disease.
Waterfalls or some sort of water movement is always recommended with ponds for that very reason.
Plus they look nice too
wow, thanks for the replies, its great to see folk talking about nature bc ponds attract wildlife, the pond i am looking at would be very small about a metre long and half wide,
I’m hoping it will attract a toad or two to keep the slugs at bay, (gardeners friend) there will be a little house for the toad(s) and my neighbour has a solar water pump that floats which should stop it from going stagnant,
Not your typical cows in the algea pond. Sounds like fun.
I have found a dried up pond. A big mud pie with big cracks You wonder where the water went. You can walk across
Resting water out here attracts mosquito larvae but I have seen a few with goldfish in them.