I'm thinking of digging and lining, but haven't decided yet. My sister has a pretty big one at her place. At least when it comes time to get fish I can just go to her place and net some out of her pond. The part I'm really going to hate is buying rocks. We just have dirt here and no rocks. There's just something wrong with buying rocks.
Koi fish or regular goldfish?
I like buying rocks.. I'm weird like that though. Heck we like rocks so much we moved a few of them from San Diego to Colorado with us.
Oh I don't think so. Might cut into my hunting time. And I already have to share bed space with the dog.
I did get trees planted. Brought in some 6 foot tall spruce trees and some ash trees that were about 15 feet tall when we planted them. And I did get grass growing along with some shrubs planted along one side of the house.
I think the biggest tree I planted was maybe 2 and a half feet.
The patio is coming about because of new neighbors and a sunny deck. I built a 10 x 28 foot deck on the south side of my house years ago. Problem is it's usually in the sun even late in the day. And now I have two new neighbors to my south. The closest is about 150 to 200 yards away, but in the country that is close.
Neighbors.. they're popping up everywhere!
So I decided to go off my east deck, which is my back yard. Now I can put in some bushes that get 6 feet tall, and it should block off some wind and the neighbors.
And hopefully wind from your neighbors.
Ugh.. I'm still trying to figure out North, East, south, West. East and West are easy because West is towards the mountains (although.. the first few weeks here that confused me since west was away from the mountains before).
Part of the planning is make the spot smaller. Right now my back yard is 100 feet deep by 160 to 180 feet wide. I'm trying to use bushes and small picket style fence to make a smaller yard within the back yard. Here I'll have the patio and the pond, with room for the grill and a couple benches.
Kind of like a quiet spot?
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much. - Mother Theresa