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Flexible Liners for All Elements of the Drainage System

Flexible liners are the best option for agricultural drainage systems and similar designs. But not all flexible polymer-based liners offer the same combination of benefits and damage resistance.

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Recharging the Water Table with Proper Discharge

Crop fields generally rely on either existing sources of surface water or high capacity wells and pumps to stay irrigated during the driest parts of the year.

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Connecting Drainage Systems to Local Waterways and Wetlands

Even after holding or treating waste water to reduce its risk to the nearby environment, it’s usually necessary to release the resulting water to some part of the natural waterways in the area.

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Options for Lining Drainage Ditches

For centuries, drainage ditches were impromptu installations that weren’t lined or even executed with much planning and foresight. As new materials have been developed over the years, multiple options stood out for the difficult setting of the drainage system.

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Common Uses for Drainage Systems

While agricultural drainage systems are some of the most common uses for flexible canal liners, they’re far from the only type of drainage system currently in use.

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The Importance of Drainage Systems in Agriculture

Farmers are rarely expected to be experts in hydrology and drainage. However, they need to at least learn the basics to keep their fields from flooding and to control erosion around irrigation systems and farm roads.

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Outdoor vs Covered Hydroponics Systems

Whether you decide to use in-ground or above ground containers for your hydroponics system, you’ll need to decide between open and covered designs.

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Challenges of Profitable Hydroponics Production

Even with the right equipment and some hands on training, there’s no guarantee of success from setting up a hydroponics system. 

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Commercial Hydroponics vs. Backyard and Hobby System

When you search online for information about hydroponics, you’ll find both commercial and hobby resources often mixed together.

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The Right Liner for In-Ground and Custom Built Hydroponics

While a liner might be a requirement for any custom made hydroponic tank or raceway, that doesn’t mean you can use any pond liner you can find. 

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How Do Ponds and Trenches Fit into Hydroponics?

While some of the original hydroculture experiments and related ancient methods used open waterways for growing, most modern hydroponics systems rely on pre-fabricated tanks, pipes, troughs, and similar containers. 

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The Main Methods of Hydroponics

As one of many branches of hydroculture, hydroponics is an umbrella term covering many related but distinct techniques. 

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What are the Potential Benefits of Hydroponics?

With thousands of years of history behind the use of traditional soil-based, it might be surprising that anyone bothered to develop a method of growing crops in water instead. 

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Let Your Natural Swimming Pond Age and Develop

Before adding any fish or taking a long soak, you should let your new swimming pond age and develop a little bit. 

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Understanding and Meeting Local Requirements for Your Natural Swim Pond

In most rural areas, small backyard ponds designed for swimming are not controlled by any local authorities or permitting offices. 

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Plant Selection and Installation in Natural Swimming Pond

Careful plant selection makes the difference between a clean and thriving natural pond and a water feature that requires a lot of attention for the first few years. 

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Water Features that Work Best with Natural Swimming Ponds

Many homeowners want their backyard ponds to serve a double purpose of adding visual appeal and offering a comfortable place to swim. 

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Plant Your Filtration Area in a Natural Swimming Pond

After installing your liner and filling your pond, it’s time to add your filtration plants. 

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Controlling Algae Growth in a Natural Swimming Pond

Algae is one of the most discouraging parts of natural pond ownership. It’s a natural and inevitable part of a pond’s life cycle, but it’s also unpleasant to swim through and can seem impossible to eliminate. 

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Dealing with Wildlife Attracted to the Pond

A well-built natural pond will attract a wide variety of wildlife. 

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The 50/50 Rules of Designing a Natural Swimming Pond

Natural ponds that aren’t used for swimming can be planted as heavily or lightly as you like. However, swimming ponds need a specific amount of planted and clear areas. 

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Building Entrances and Exits to a Natural Swimming Pond

Walking in and out of the pond through a random part of the pond bank may work if you only plan to swim a few times over the course of the summer. 

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To Add Fish or Not to Natural Swimming Pond?

For some homeowners, the idea of adding koi or goldfish to their backyard pond is even more of a goal than swimming.

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Choose a Natural Swimming Pond Style

All natural ponds need banks that look natural and stabilize the soil below the surface to prevent erosion. 

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Reasons to Choose a Natural Swimming Pond Over a Traditional Pool

Since building a natural pond for any purpose is a large home improvement project, you’ll want to make sure it’s the right choice for you before you begin. 

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