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Monday, March 19, 2012

the cleaning of the pond

Good morning.
It was an overcast but warm day. Temps in the upper 70's. A good day to drain and clean the pond.
A before pic shows the pond, and the overgrown mass of Pickerel Rush.
After pumping out enough water to get it down to about 6-8 inches, I divided the Pickerel Rush, and scooped out nearly 3 wagons full of leaves and such.

The pond is about 15x30, and averages about 18 inches deep.
With the pond cleaned out, plants divided, time to fill it back up. Took about 7 hrs with the hose.
While it was draining and filling, I managed to clean up a couple of flower beds.
I got done in time to watch our Spartans get past St Louis and on tom the Sweet 16. Craig's tasty corned beef dinner was a nice finish to the day.
It's suppose to be gorgeous today also, so I expect to be busy outside.


  1. Wow. 7 hours? That is a big pond!
    It always looks nice in the summer though.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. So do you have to clean the pond out every spring? Do you have a well to refill it, or do you have to pay for "city" water? Am I being too nosey? Ok, back to minding my own business now.

  3. That's alot of work, Wayne. But it really is such a beautiful pond...