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#508786 - 07/11/19 11:33 AM Weed barrier on pallets
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 37
Loc: Orange, VA
My pond has a lot of watershield growing in shallows - makes it difficult to fish as most of bass are under the cover.

Toying with the idea of creating weed free areas by stapling weed barrier cloth to bottom of pallets and making "paths" through the watershield field by sinking them on bottom in line with each other.

Had anyone tried something this?


Edited by nvcdl (07/11/19 12:48 PM)

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#508823 - 07/12/19 08:24 AM Re: Weed barrier on pallets [Re: nvcdl]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 1310
Loc: West Central Missouri
I have not done this for the record, but I don't think you get a cheaper way to make some fishing paths. They would be rather temporary and weed barrier/pallets have got to increase snags. Each pallet would need at least a couple cinder blocks worth of weight.

I would consider using something more permanent like concrete pavers or even make some simple concrete forms and start making your own, but the price for each square foot gets to be about $1.50 when using sac-crete.

If you could come up with some old barn tin/ metal siding on the cheap and scrounge some rocks to hold them in place, that would make decent lanes through the weeds and last a long time

Just some off-the -wall thoughts.
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#508825 - 07/12/19 09:27 AM Re: Weed barrier on pallets [Re: nvcdl]
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Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1504
Loc: Central Kansas
Would you be opposed to getting broken chunks of concrete from like a sidewalk tear out? Construction companies are usually wanting to get rid of excess.

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#508828 - 07/12/19 10:28 AM Re: Weed barrier on pallets [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 37
Loc: Orange, VA
If I could get a bunch of cheap pavers that would also be a possibility. I find the pallets are pretty easy to obtain for free. They would also provide some shelter for small fish between the boards.

They would be a bit snaggy - would lay them so boards were in line with path rather than perpendicular to mitigate this a bit.

The watershield is pervasive in water 6' and shallower - luckily most of pond is over 9' deep but the bass seem to stay in the shallows and hunt under the weeds.


Edited by nvcdl (07/12/19 10:32 AM)

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#508832 - 07/12/19 02:24 PM Re: Weed barrier on pallets [Re: jludwig]
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Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Originally Posted By: jludwig
Would you be opposed to getting broken chunks of concrete from like a sidewalk tear out? Construction companies are usually wanting to get rid of excess.


Or you can use sand bags if you have sandy soil

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