james buttler wrote:Wayne if I understand you correctly
When rainwater hits the ground it starts to soak into the soil.
It will trickle down until a certain depth and then will collect and pool along a contour at that level?
If I dig down deep enough to find it, and then fill it with clay wouldn’t that just force the water to pool before the clay I’ve just put in instead of at the bottom of the pond?
Am I understanding that correctly I must be wrong somewhere as that doesn’t sound beneficial?
james buttler wrote:
Couple of random questions if you don’t mind that have just popped into my head.
For the Swales do they have to be shallow? Can I dig them deep as in 1-1.5m deep?
Do the Swales absolutely need a berm or can they have level sides?
Mark Kissinger wrote:James,
you seem to be stuck in a mono-culture frame of mind. I really recommend using a mixture of native grasses and legumes and various meadowland plants, including those that flower and provide habitat for various insect pollinators