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Old 04-03-2019, 09:22 PM   #11
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Dap, an alternative to netting, given the leaves more blow in rather than fall into the water, is to put up a barrier of some kind that thewould stop the leaves. I have a very low tech fence that does that, which is now covered in Jessamine. Or plant shrubs to do the same thing. I have oaks and maples dropping stuff directly into my pond, and I ended up with very tight mesh netting since the cheap stuff was useless.
I have already begun planting some shrub along a slope and a path that leads to where the pond now is. at the time, it was just a design choice...but, as they grow in, they may act as a fence to block some leaves from blowing in. I am fortunate not to have any branches overhanging the pond. I am thinking that I may be able to use a net to skim out any leaves that blow in.

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Old 04-10-2019, 02:45 PM   #12
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No... I do not empty it however I do leave a piece of driftwood in it to help the birds find their way out should one fall in and....to allow for a bit of expansion as I had heard if there's nothing in the pond for the ice to expand upon (Some use empty milk jugs) it might put too much pressure on the sides and split. I've a hard core Hmmmm plastic pond not a rubber lined which would move with the groove of the expansion better in this climate
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Dap I buy cheep round wire rimmed nets and stomp on one side to make the bottom of it flat so it hugs and gathers more at the bottom. They sell them in a square design too but they costs more
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:36 PM   #14
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Dap I buy cheep round wire rimmed nets and stomp on one side to make the bottom of it flat so it hugs and gathers more at the bottom. They sell them in a square design too but they costs more
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