Wattle Grove - May 2012
Design by Loretta Kearnan -
Think Green Landscapes
(Information and photos of landscaping of this project
The pond is
naturally filtered using a combination of reeds in gravel beds and a
pressurised Bio-filter (UV, sponge filters & bioballs). Two
small low voltage pumps circulate the water.
have introduced small native fish (pygmy perch & white cloud minnow)
to control mosquito larvae. It is also now colonised by frogs,
tadpoles, dragon flies and a huge range of other birds and insects
are also regular visitors.
Our clients have water
pumping rights to Crystal Brook but rather than take excessive water
from the brook, we set up a small drainage pit on the edge of the
brook that directs water from the brook into the pond when water
flow is high. If this causes the pond to overflow then the overflow
is directed back into the brook. Crystal Brook flows well and rises
quickly after heavy rain so ensures the water level in the pond
remains at a fairly constant level for most of the year with manual
top ups only required in the mid-late Summer.