Siting a Pond

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How do I pick the best site for a pond?

Siting a Pond

A garden pond or water garden needs some sun for blooming plants to look their best. However, siting ponds in full sun is asking for algae problems. The ideal site for a pond is a location that receives between four and six hours of direct sunlight. Also, if the site is a low-lying area, you may have to raise the edges to prevent run-off from flooding your pond.



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