After laying weed cloth for the Pond I made sure to overlap the top by at least 2'. I laid dirt on the rim of the pond about 1' high with about a 3' slop. With bricks purchased at a construction site the burm took shape. An outside wall of the burm was built with stepping stones. Dirt was laid on top and my better half laid 'greens' on top.Fish,Pond Plants and a Gator...all add to the project.