Pond Tips for August
First of all don’t plant Norfolk reed. It can grow horizontally at 5m a year and one three acre lochan we know went from 30 plants to about 30 000 in ten years or so.
Second, don’t use a cheap liner, because they often leak.
Third, don’t use grids across the surface of a pond – it is probably better not to have a pond at all than have one with a grid. All the plants get tangled up in it and it makes maintenance impossible.
It is also worth bearing in mind that the water surface of a pond decreases over time so make them as big as you can to start with.