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How do you calculate farm pond liner sizes?
Farm pond liner calculations can be confusing, but here is a simplified way to do it.Read More
What type of spillway is best for a farm pond?
There are two common types of spillways, and the choice comes down to what you plan to do with your farm pond.Read More
How do you build an earth dam for a farm pond?
Building an earth dam requires a variety of considerations in order to create a solid dam that won’t potentially create a hazard later on.Read More
How do you prevent shoreline erosion?
Shoreline erosion is a common problem where animals stir up the edges of farm pond banks, or where the soil type is sandy.Read More
What is the difference between embankment and excavated farm ponds?
Embankment ponds make use of natural features to form the pond’s banks, but they’re not as flexible as excavated ponds.Read More
Should you cut down the trees on your dam or around your pond?
Trees and brush may not be a problem around the pond—but any trees or brush on the dam should be removed.Read More
What should you plant on farm pond banks?
Grass is usually the best option to plant on farm pond banks, but there are some other alternatives.Read More
How do you find a leak in a farm pond?
Finding a leak in a farm pond can be difficult, requiring you to check several areas before draining the pond to check the basin.Read More
How do you fix a farm pond that is leaking?
Fixing a leaky farm pond requires knowing the composition of your pond’s liner in order to determine the best method to seal it.Read More
How do you clear muddy farm pond water?
Clearing muddy farm pond water means first identifying the cause.Read More
What is an irrigation pond?
Irrigation ponds are a type of farm pond made to capture, store and distribute water to crops.Read More
How much does it cost to build a farm pond?
There are quite a few costs that go into the creation of a farm pond, each of which will need to be factored separately.Read More
Why does farm pond water turn green or brown?
Lots of factors can turn pond water green or brown, so you’ll need to do some searching to discover the exact cause.Read More
Is a pond liner always necessary?
Determining whether you need a pond liner depends on the soil type in your area.Read More
How do I choose the right farm pond liner?
There are several types of pond liners you can choose, but some will work better than others.Read More
Does a farm pond raise property value?
Farm ponds can increase property values—but there are caveats.Read More
How far should a farm pond be from a house or building?
Regulations, safety and sanitation concerns all play a part in how far a farm pond should be placed from a home or building.Read More
How much sunlight does a farm pond need?
Sunlight needs depend on how you plan to use the pond.Read More
How do you choose a location for your farm pond?
There are lots of considerations to make when choosing a location for your farm pond.Read More
How do you maintain a farm pond?
Proper maintenance is essential to keeping your farm pond clean and healthy.Read More
Do you need permits to build a farm pond?
In most cases, you will probably need permits to build a farm pond.Read More
How deep should a farm pond be?
Depth is an important consideration when designing your farm pond.Read More
How do you keep a farm pond full of water?
Fresh flowing water is essential for keeping a farm pond healthy and full.Read More
What is the purpose of a farm pond?
Depending on your needs, farm ponds can have a variety of uses.Read More