We applied simple bioremediation techniques to allow the pond to purify itself. This is a “before” photo. Looking good, but not purifying itself. Then the Pond Work Team started to dig in — here are some of the pics and details.
After removing the plants, rocks and old liner, we re-shaped the stream channel to make it optimum for the fungi, bacteria plant species involved in bioremediation.
The new channel and its steps will help oxygenate the pond too.
Sculpting the new water channel.
This project is still in process. Reeds, rushes and sedges, the three main types of plants involved in bioremediation, will be planted into the five new pools that have been created for them in this stream channel.
The look of the new channel is emerging.
Spring will bring the full transformation.