We have some beautiful flowers and greenery all over our property, and mostly we encourage the wild, natural look. However, when a huge plant gets in the way of operating one of our ponds efficiently, something's got to be done. I have no idea what this particular plant is called, but it grows like weed. The root system is expansive as well. The location of this plant is right at the mouth of the pond (across from the guesthouse) and it s sheer size gets in the way. This pond has been empty of fish the last couple of years, but now we'll be keeping it full so we need to make sure the pond has a proper gate to prevent the trout from swimming up stream. It didn't occur to us they would jump over the temporary grate and land in the canal. We learned a lot last this past summer.
So, before we fill this pond up with fish again, we have to ensure everything is working properly. One of the first things that needed to be done is the removal of this big plant, which will give us access to the canal that runs to the pond.
Kevin will add a concrete gate similar to the other ponds. And then, we'll have the roots dug up and we'll put down some sod. Unfortunately, it looks pretty messy now.. but, it will look nice and clean once we're done. Trust me.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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