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Erosion Control Plants #13453073 02/27/20 09:49 AM
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Guys, I am in the process of completing a 3-4 acre pond. I am wanting to add some plants around the edges of the wind blown sides to control erosion. Does anyone have any recommendations for plant types and where to buy them in the DFW area?


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Re: Erosion Control Plants [Re: ToasterWEyes] #13453074 02/27/20 09:53 AM
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Contact Soil Conservation office they should give you recommendations, maybe even some conservation dams that have an established reed population that you could go dig some up and plant.

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Cane. Arundo donax.

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Re: Erosion Control Plants [Re: ToasterWEyes] #13453647 02/27/20 07:45 PM
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San Augustine grass might be worth trying.


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Re: Erosion Control Plants [Re: ToasterWEyes] #13453671 02/27/20 08:10 PM
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Turner Seed use to have a seed mix for tank dams. We had good success with in

Re: Erosion Control Plants [Re: ToasterWEyes] #13453953 02/28/20 12:34 AM
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Thanks for the ideas. I'll contact Turner Seed for the grass seed mix. I have dealt with them before but didn't even think about them for a native grass mix. As far as the waters edge, I was thinking of cattails or cane. Hadn't thought of digging some up in an existing pond.


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It's going to be a little tough to get that orange tint out of the water due to the soil but I believe if I can plant it up it'll go a long way.


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After checking into some of you guy's tips, I think I have it figured out.
Turner Seed has a nice seed mix of native grasses for the tank dam after it is cleaned up. That will be planted as soon as everything is completed.
At the water line I am going with Giant Bulrush on the North and East side that will get the wave action from the South and Southwest winds. I also plan on some native white water lilies (Pads) and some American water-willow randomly around the other edges.
At the South side of the pond where all the water will enter I plan on introducing Elodea (resembles hydrilla) and coontail (hornwart) to slow the water as it comes in. In flow areas will also get some more bulrush.
On the bottom of the pond there will be a couple of brush piles and "steps" cut in as well.
Any other thoughts or suggestions?


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Well its getting a little late but....the suggestion I would add would be to build underwater islands ...mounds of dirt that come up to within three feet or so of the surface level with brush piled on top to take it within a foot or so of the surface. These effectively turn your deepest water into your most productive water in the pond. I added five to my 5 acre pond and wish I had done a couple more. They are terrific fish hotels and very easy to build.

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I think you will find that too many Bermuda seeds will really help

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