pond in a small yard


Old 07-04-05, 09:20 PM
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pond in a small yard

We just bought our first house. I am planning to rip out the lawn in the backyard next year and install a pond. The yard is very tiny, only about 27'X20'. We live in NE Ohio. I am not planning on any fishies. How small can we make the pond, and how deep should we dig? I am not looking for a fancy water garden, but just an oasis for my suburban lot.

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Old 07-05-05, 05:11 PM
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Consider a pre-form as found at Lowes/HD. You can get 100 to 400 gal ponds there. You only have to dig a hole to fit the shell.
Witout fish, a pre-form would be fine in my 'old neck of the woods'(Chesterland): but if you would ever want to add fish, you may want to dig a 30" to 36" hole for an EPDM liner. For fish you need a deeper pond to avoid a total freeze.


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