My husband and I know nothing about ponds, and there's that ancient mulberry tree with what can only be distribed as residential wasteland below it. You can't dig an inch down without hitting rocks, old cans, car parts, chuncks of cement etc.
So what better place and what more competent people to install a small pond? Seriously, I'm fairly relentless so some sort of sopping wet mudhole will end up there. And I will be digging it by hand cause I'm stupid too.
Anyway, we're in zone 6 in south west Missouri where we get all the weather, sometimes in one day. Freezing cold, snow, ice, torrential rains, droughts and my favorite, microbursts! And to make things interesting, I'll need a solar pump and MAYBE some fish. I wouldn't be able to move them for the winter if needed and I can't see just letting them die.
My husband would like it to have a small Japanese style bridge with a simple gravel path and the pond would be located next to the putting green I built last year because that's how awesome I am
Ok, so other than the shovel to dig the hole, what do I need? LOL I'm not asking much.
I was thinking a preformed, but unsure of size, seasonal care, plants for shaded location, possible wildlife issues.
Please, have at it.