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Johnny MAX, RStringer
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by Johnny MAX
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When I had my pond dug 10+ years ago I had the North shoreline slope down slowly, until 6' depth, then it drops off at 45 degrees.
I am now living on the property and I am working on my pond.... finally!
Any advice on how to go about making a sand beach.
That is what I told my wife I was going to do and she is holding me to my word!!!
I will haul in white river sand, but what do I need to do to prep it first?
And maintain it?
I have a bottle of Shoreline Defence, but is there something more affordable and powerful I can spray away from the water's edge that wont kill my pond?
I need to remove the moss that showed up this year too.
Should I first just try to rake it out or something?
The moss or algae has caused a HUGE increase in young Bass. That is the subject of my next post....
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by lmoore
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For the beach, this is what has worked at the pond at my parent's place. The sand beach there has been in place since 1988 with little or no maintenance other than what I mention below. The portion on land is basically flat and 4+ inches deep with sand. This slows/stops runoff and any sediment that does run off into the water is sand so it doesn't cover your submerged sand with dirt/silt. The portion in the water is a similar slope to what you have which stops it from washing down. About 1 time each year dad sprays with glyphosate and runs the garden tiller on the land portion to remove weeds and loosen the sand.
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by Johnny MAX
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I understand now. Great idea, the sand bags. What about those sand logs they put along curb inlets on construction sites. They are long and not too high, 6" I think.
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