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#510713 - 08/24/19 05:09 PM Pond is filling and greening up
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Registered: 09/10/16
Posts: 215
Loc: Beardstown, Illinois
Finished the build earlier this month, now it is starting to fill. I think it will be about 1 acre with about 8 to 10 acres watershed with dry dams to slow water flow. Planted oats and pasture mix seed with lime and fertilizer. The farmer who crops property for me spread some cow manure on fresh dirt also. Oats are up and doing well at about the 10 day mark. Wind has pushed a green scurve to one end, I imagine this is hyper growth activity due to current high nutrient load, plenty of moisture, and ample sunshine. After Labor Day I plan to put in some FHM and GSH, with YP, RES, and SMB next fall.
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#510715 - 08/24/19 07:50 PM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 459
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Looks good Roundy! I don't think I knew you were doing another one.
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#510716 - 08/24/19 08:17 PM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 222
Loc: Parsons KS
That's going to be one sweet spot. If you need any rain mayb I can send some your way.
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#510718 - 08/24/19 08:24 PM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 222
Loc: Parsons KS
If your if thinkin about a dock at any time in the future. Set some posts if you can. So much ezer before the water comes.
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#510727 - 08/24/19 11:43 PM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 09/10/16
Posts: 215
Loc: Beardstown, Illinois
I keep going back and forth on a dock. I bought an old pontoon to build a dock out of for my main pond, Iím just not sure I need one on this pond. This pond is at front of property not far from nice oil and chip road. I need to decide before too long, if I do put in a dock Iím strongly considering 6 inch plastic pipe filled with Sacrete for posts.

As soon as it cools down this fall I plan to put in several nice sized brush piles from the hedge trees that are abundant on the property. Hopefully they will have good longevity like the fence posts do.

Water line will be about top of white gravel and about three foot down on the dam.
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1 acre - filling with FMH, GSH, and PSC till fall 2020, then SMB and YP
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#510731 - 08/25/19 10:47 AM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 222
Loc: Parsons KS
Theres a thread on here bout how long they last in the water. It seems like they last from 5 - 7 years but I'm not 100% sure on tht. The logs will still be there just branches fall apart. Dont put to many in at 1 time.
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#510764 - 08/26/19 09:15 AM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: RStringer]
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Registered: 10/29/18
Posts: 181
Loc: Boone County Missouri
Hedge will last a lot longer than 5-7 years in the water.

Closer to forever.

There was a hog fence across my pond 50 years ago. It was pushed out when Pops cleaned the pond out in 1981.

I found a hedge post two summers ago when I was digging it out again. It was solid as a rock. I tossed it on my spare post pile to use later.

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#510767 - 08/26/19 09:37 AM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 1502
Loc: West Central Missouri
I think RS may be recalling conversations about cedar trees if I remember correctly.

Osage Orange hedge will last a LONG, LONG time. I found a old school wagon hitch in the creek bottoms made from hedge at my place...it had to be 70 years old. And, the fence posts at my place (established in the 40's) were still very viable so long as they were bigger than 5 inches in diameter.

They're magical! Being completely submerged has got to speed up the process some, but they will be a one time installation and stumps/logs should outlast the pond.
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#510768 - 08/26/19 09:51 AM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 222
Loc: Parsons KS
My apologies I was thinking cedar trees.
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#511006 - 08/31/19 10:59 PM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 222
Loc: Parsons KS
Did your pond get any of that rain today.
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#511008 - 08/31/19 11:50 PM Re: Pond is filling and greening up [Re: roundy]
roundy Offline


Registered: 09/10/16
Posts: 215
Loc: Beardstown, Illinois
Barely a sprinkle here today. Truthfully that suits me fine until I get a better ground cover. At my main pond I has quite a bit of washout problem. I have more patience now.
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