Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Joesport5, tinman193, Gypsyman, Bayard Hollins, caitlin
16362 Registered Users
Forum Stats
16362 Members
36 Forums
37380 Topics
509528 Posts

Max Online: 3583 @ 01/15/20 02:21 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24219
ewest 20066
Cecil Baird1 20043
Dave Davidson1 14207
Bill Cody 13154
Who's Online
13 registered (klingj8, Augie, Zep, FireIsHot, RStringer, 4CornersPuddle, ItalyBASS, Bushwacker, Uncle Sean, Sunil, Chris Steelman, Theo Gallus, wbuffetjr), 208 Guests and 282 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#491736 - 06/12/18 11:34 PM Pond Construction Time of year, to build
Rusty Clavos Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Palo Pinto County Texas
Hello, I'm at the early stages of planning a pond or two on my place. One question I have, is there a better time of year to do the construction ? My place is in Palo Pinto County Texas. About 100 miles west of Dallas. Thanks

Top
#491740 - 06/13/18 01:28 AM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
teehjaeh57 Offline
Chairman, Pond Boss Legacy award; Moderator; field correspondent
Lunker

Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 8302
Loc: Lincoln, NE
Hello Rusty:

I prefer building during the dryer season - untimely rains can impact pond construction significantly, and a dry pond allows for erosion control to be implemented and structure to be placed. Much easier doing that when not underwater.
_________________________
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau





Top
#492047 - 06/17/18 09:20 PM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14207
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
And yet, the clay/loam has to have enough moisture to pack. Thatís not always the case in parts of Texas. Palo Pinto can be on the dry side in the summer.

Test the soil(s) by compressing it into ball. Toss it against the side of your pickup. If it holds together ok, crank the dozer


Edited by Dave Davidson1 (06/17/18 09:25 PM)
_________________________
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

Top
#498252 - 11/01/18 10:17 PM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
robjones Offline


Registered: 10/29/18
Posts: 36
Loc: Alabama
We really cannot say whether it is a good time today or not due to weather changes but for construction it is best to do it during dry time.

Top
#503885 - 04/02/19 02:25 PM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
Rusty Clavos Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Palo Pinto County Texas
Almost a year later and the dozer just completed my new 1/2 acre pond. It goes with the 1/4 acre pond that was already on the property. I found a company "Turner seed" here in Texas that has a grass mix called "Tank Dam Mix". I'm going to try putting this out this week, calling for some rain this weekend. I already have plans to add 2 or 3, 1/8 to 1/4 acre ponds around and at the bottom of a ridge on the place. It will depend on what NCRS says abound the watershed.

Top
#503895 - 04/02/19 11:55 PM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
ShortCut Offline


Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 135
Loc: Morton Valley, TX
Rusty - My tank is near Eastland and we bought Turner Seed's Tank Dam Mix a year ago this week when our 1.5ac tank was completed. The rain did not fall and almost zero grasses made it. Lots of native weeds though. I wish you luck! We need rain.
_________________________
How are you going to know unless you try!

NW TX 1.5 ac main pond fed from 1100ac watershed going through 2 2+ac sediment ponds
900BG, 200RES, 200HBG, 100CC and 23# FHM....BH, GSF GSH, LMB & ???
I subscribe!

Top

Today's Birthdays
barny, davidlarson, jcummings122
Recent Posts
It's come to this...I purchased a blow-up doll
by FireIsHot
Windmill aerator
by Uncle Sean
How often do bluegills spawn in West Virginia?
by Bill Cody
12:18 PM
Overstocked
by Snipe
12:06 PM
Suppliers
by Snipe
11:35 AM
Species of surface fish
by caitlin
09:06 AM
HB George
by Dave Davidson1
06:13 AM
How to get rid of LMB/Crappie
by Pat Williamson
11:43 PM
Wetland/forage pond and mosquito management
by ShortCut
11:29 PM
Otter Sighted in Pond
by Pat Williamson
07:58 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Getting photos on this forum is a PITA!
Retreat
I Subscribe Permanent Link
Need Plants Identified - Texas Pond - Lily Pad ...
Personal Record BGxRES
Harry's Pond

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide