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Hello all,

I was looking around on here for what to plant on the dam of the pond I just expanded and only ran across bamboo and wild rice. I would prefer to stay away from the bamboo as someone said it grows like 12ft tall and the view off the dam is right down valley.

I was thinking about just broadcasting a seed mix that is good for wild turkeys but I am open to any and all ideas cause I don't know anything

The pond is at 8000 ft of elevation in Western Colorado, 9.5 ft deep, going to have native CO cutthroat trout in it, and that's about all I know.

Sorry if this has been discussed somewhere else (but I couldn't find it)

Thanks,
Ryan
 
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I don't have any experience for your area, but are you looking for perennials or annuals, or a mix?
 
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Su Ba wrote:I don't have any experience for your area, but are you looking for perennials or annuals, or a mix?



I would prefer to have perennials that require very little to no maintenance but I realize that if the plants provide a benefit maintenance might be worth it.
 
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Ryan,

The guy at the YouTube channel below has a host of permaculture videos, but also a series specifically about construction of his dams and swales. I think the series is titled, "The Permaculture Project Day X-X". For those of us who continue to learn about design and systems integration, this channel is generally worth watching ... at least I get something out of them.

https://www.youtube.com/user/PermaculturePA

Good luck
 
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Dan Grubbs wrote:Ryan,

The guy at the YouTube channel below has a host of permaculture videos, but also a series specifically about construction of his dams and swales. I think the series is titled, "The Permaculture Project Day X-X". For those of us who continue to learn about design and systems integration, this channel is generally worth watching ... at least I get something out of them.

https://www.youtube.com/user/PermaculturePA

Good luck



Thanks for the link Dan. He was saying Red Clover/White Clover and planting some bamboo as well. He also mentioned "anything that doesn't have a taproot".

Thanks again for directing me to this,
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