Small Backyard Ponds: Advantages and Dealing With Potential Problems

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 92 – June 18, 2018 – Small Backyard Ponds: Advantages and Dealing With Potential Problems.

 

 

 


 

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Tony asks: You have talked about your pond, and I definitely see the value it adds, however I am concerned about the mosquito breeding ground it would create if I installed one. What do you do to keep them at bay?

 

I Discuss:

  • The advantages to having a small backyard pond. Wildlife (frogs, snakes and pollinators), growing water plants, microclimates, emergency water, and enjoyment.
  • Different ways to install small ponds. Hard liner, rubber liner, plastic, bentonite clay.
  • Other pond components. Pumps, filters, pipes.
  • Beneficial features. Waterfalls, streams, bridges.
  • Mosquito issues and solutions. Moving water, fish.
  • Other potential issues. Moss, algae, unwanted wildlife, safety concerns.

 


 

Recommendations: 

  • Backyard Water Gardens: How to Build, Plant & Maintain Ponds, Streams & Fountains by Veronica L. Fowler – https://amzn.to/2LTpcEA, Paperback: 176 pages – this book answers your questions about designing, building, maintaining, planting, and even stocking fish.

 


 

The Homestead Life:

A segment where each episode I share something that’s better in my life because of homesteading.

Being able to help others with their homestead projects both online and in person. This has truly become a great joy in my life, to know enough about what i’m doing and have enough skill in a certain area to help other homesteaders with their projects. These folks think i’m just helping them out but it really has made my life better as well.

 


 

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Show Notes For This Episode Can Be Found At:

https://smalltownhomestead.com/92

 

Harold

Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
Harold
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Harold

I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.