William Donald wrote:I can't tell if this idea is overly ambitious and impossible, or just pure genius, so I figured I'd turn to you all and open the floor for comments-
I'm constructing a pond, which I would like to be a good size, and I'd like to put an island in. Obviously I'm skeptical of the viability of a small island in terms of stability, and so I thought hugelkultur could help. The pond will be more of a still, circular stream because of the island, with a lobe or so (of pond) added in to increase size and provide an organic look. As I have not yet measured it out fully (im in the earliest stages of planning it) I can only provide a rough image: water width would be a minimum of 2-3 feet where the bridge is, to a maximum of somewhere around 6-8 ft at adjacent sections. Having never built a pond before, Im not sure how deep to make it but I imagine 3 or 4 feet would be a good compromise so as not to make the island a pedestal and to avoid algae.
ANYWHO, as you figured I thought hugelkultur would be a good foundation for such a feature, but would it be enough? And what could I be sure to do to ensure that it stays put? Currently planning on using Sunshine Mimosa as a ground cover for the island, as it is supposed to provide erosion control.
no harm in asking right?