I Am Inviting You All To See My Pond-Now That It Is Clean:-))

Rhonda B
by Rhonda B
I thought I would share some pics of my backyard pond with everyone. It took me an entire day to clean it-OMG it smelled like a sewer! I did not have a chance to clean it last Fall because we had an early freeze, so it was filled with rotting leaves and pine needles. On the plus side: I used the water (I considered it compost tea by the looks of it) to water my plants in the backyard.
View from my deck
Here are some pics from before when I started cleaning it.
Empty and ready to scrub:-(
Covered in slime!
Sarting to refill:-)
Glad that is done!
I feel much better now that it is up and running, even though my poor fish did not make it through the winter. Neither did my Hardy Water Lily. . It was so cold it froze solid for the first time since I built it. I need to go pick up some fish this week to keep the mosquito population down and maybe while I am out I will see if there are any pond heaters on sale. I don't want to have to worry about the fish freezing next winter!
Rhonda B
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