Water table ponds
Building a water table pond is, without doubt, the cheapest form
of pond construction - simply dig a suitably-shaped hole and watch it fill with water. The excavation, of course, may present some
problems if the ground to be excavated is particularly soft. Or, is that correct? There just might be a pitfall or two to be overcome on
the way - be warned!
Excavation of a pond in wetland (a water table pond) may destroy more habitat than it creates. Think very carefully before destroying valuable wetland habitat
- there may be several other ways that you could enjoy the existing wetland.
maintain and install
liners (why?) in water table ponds in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire. We offer a water table pond
for landscapers and garden designers.
Water table pond lining
Creation of a water-table pond is often not quite as simple as it may sound. The level of water in the ground fluctuates season on
season; sometimes massively. We have been consulted on innumerable occasions about dried up holes that were "full to the brim last
winter". The solution to this particular set of circumstances is to line and re-engineer the excavation which, in itself, presents a
further set of challenges; in particular those related to the possible rising of the lining when the water-table is high in the
surrounding ground. Where a liner is not to be used in an area of high water-table in the winter and a considerably reduced level in the summer, large
excavations of the surrounding landscape are indicated.
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Water table pond planting
A water-table pond with a fluctuating water level will support
only a limited number of species of native plants. Cultivar and ornamental marginal plants that require a stable water level will either be
drowned in the winter or parched in the summer.