Building a bog..

Designing a bog.

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Designing a bog garden

 

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1. Bog garden construction differs from pond construction mainly in terms of depth. Excavate a bog 12 to 16 inches deep with sloping sides saving the soil to refill the bog later. Spread a 2 inch layer of sand and top it with a preformed or flexible liner.

2. Use geo textile fabric or a layer of old carpet between the excavation and the liner. If the site remains moist naturally skip the underlayment. Instead perforate the bottom of the liner every 3 feet to allow slow drainage and prevent standing water from becoming foul.

3. To ensure that the bog never dries out, lay a perforated pipe in the bottom of the bog garden, leaving one end extending above ground at the side of the feature. Attach a fitting to the exposed pipe and connect it to a hose. Alternatively connect it to a downspout to allow periodic flushing with rain water.

4. Cover the bottom of the bog garden and the pipe if install with 3 inches of gravel. Fill the bog with soil saved from the excavation, add a wheelbarrow full of peat moss per 100 sq. ft. working it into the soil to improve its moisture holding capacity.

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5. Build a rim of soil and extend the bog’s liner an inch above the surrounding ground to keep water from running off. Use rocks, soil, and plants around the perimeter to disguise the liner and give the bog garden a natural look.

6. Many bog garden plants spread gregariously, quickly overrunning slower growing species. Keep this when you create a planning scheme, determine where to locate plants and decide if you will plant in containers. Use plastic nursery pots or water garden baskets to contain invasive plants. Otherwise plant directly in the soil. Saturate the soil, using  a leaky hose laid on or under the soil surface or attaching a hose to the end of a pipe installed in the bog garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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