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Mulch insect problems

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by ponddude, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Mulch will float. It will still present a problem during periods of heavy rains and wind.
  2. JJE

    JJE LawnSite Member
    from MPLS,MN
    Posts: 19

    LMAO.... we need to stop this:dizzy:

    And soil will sink and muck up the bottom.
    If the berm don't stop the mulch it sure won't the soil either.
    Berm Berm Berm :laugh::laugh:
  3. ponddude

    ponddude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I guess this raises the question of what is a properly built berm to keep the soil/mulch out of the water
  4. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Where I am located, I must decide the height of the berm based on-
    1. Soil perc rate---some soils in this area are sandy clay and some are heavy clay, some are basically wetlands.
    2. Location--Some areas are hilly while others will be almost flat.

    Add to these the fact that it is not uncommon for this area to have seasonal daily rainfall amounts of up to 2 and 3 inches (sometimes even more), the consideration given to berm size is important.

    My ultimate goal in berm construction is to eliminate as much run-off contamination as is possible while maintaining some semblance of aesthetic quality.

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