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Spreading a Farm Pond Liner

For small landscaping ponds of just a few hundred gallons, spreading pond lining material by hand is a simple process. 

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Quick Tips on Excavating or Building Your Farm Pond Dam

Using heavy machinery to excavate the pond or shape the embankment dam goes relatively quickly, but it requires plenty of care and attention. 

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How to Plan for Drainage in Your Farm Pond

Almost all ponds, except for raised excavated designs on flat surfaces with high levees, intake some amount of runoff water.

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How to Determine the Size of Your Farm Pond

Before you can set a budget for your pond liner and heavy machinery costs, you’ll need to know the approximate size of the pond.

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Embankment vs Excavated Farm Ponds

Once you’re prepared for the permit process and you’ve picked a site for your pond, you can move on to designing its size, shape, layout, and special features. 

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Choosing the Right Farm Pond Liner

When you can’t rely on the soil itself to hold water, you have three main options for lining your farm pond.

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Water Sources for Your Farm Pond

Regardless of the type or size of farm pond you design, you’ll need fresh water flowing into it to replace what’s lost through evaporation and overflow. 

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How to Choose a Location For Your Farm Pond

There are dozens of different considerations that determine the perfect site for a pond. Many of them are a matter of preference or fixed by circumstances, such as proximity to your home for convenient swimming...

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Permits for Your Farm Pond

Learn how to deal with permits for your farm pond. 

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Benefits of a Farm Pond

Ponds are relatively easy and affordable to create, offer multiple benefits to the property owner, and require relatively little maintenance and troubleshooting when built correctly.

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