Whatever they are. Some rodent had dug tunnels beneath and thru my patio area and apparently, beneath the edges of the pond. I had to pull up the liner and redo the upper part of the pond. I’m going to try using some cedar mulch beneath the liner, to see if that might deter the rodents (and the bugs they eat). That being said, the pond is almost full of water, and ready to accept the fishies. I’ll put them out in the next day or so. Setting up a mini pond above, to trickle in & bio filter, so it depends on how long that takes me.
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and they had dug more tunnels! It wasn’t quite as bad this time – have thrown the cedar in and I’ll simply hope for the best. Pond is trickling, bio filter not yet set up.
you can get this under control. My Mom once had terrible trouble with voles eating all her delicious lily bulbs, and I think the thing that finally worked for her was a few well-placed moth balls. But she didn’t have the special problems that having fishies present.
I think your idea of using cedar is a good one; at our former house that was pretty effective in keeping the bugs away, at least.
Post some pictures of this project, if you can. It sounds spectacular!
I hope so, too.
If not, c’est la vie, life goes on. Last year I had tiles set out in a checkerboard pattern with grass and clover between. At the end of the summer, I found a few tiles lifted within a day or two, and found these tunnels beneath. I think I’ll put some cedar under the landscaping material this year. Maybe I won’t have to do it again next year! As for pictures, I may post, but honestly, just to prove how UN-spectacular things are. I’m no gardener or landscaper.
be the judge of what kind of landscaper you are. :) Sounds great – have fun with it!