Post by AnimalFarm2006 on Jan 24, 2011 2:19:46 GMT -5
New Update- I'm on a role!
My thoughts on the landscaping is pretty solid but still not completely clear.
Entrance- I'm thinking of mix compost and leaf mater to create mulch or all three substances to create a pretty cool cover. It will be covering about haft of the area.
Pond- I did not think about doing a pond until I ran across solar water pumps. ^.^ I was thinking of building the land up to wards the right corner and laying a shower curtain, tarp, some liner down. The bottom of the hill will be dug out so it's a small but deepish area. I need to remember to dig this general area out Before I lay the wire down so I have that spot deeper than the rest. I'm thinking of building a lip between the hill and end pool with a flat rock that the liner lays on and placing some more river flat rocks on it.
Big Rock- The Grey spot in the mulch area is a rock that I want to place to have a seat while I watch the kids. But it's natural so it won't stick out too bad.
Grass- I know I want to plant grass here. What grass will grow in shade? I still need to figure out wild flowers to help make ground cover.
Logs And Tunnel- We have logs everywhere. The thought is to take a good sized log and place a smaller log balanced on top to create a climbing obstacle. I want to also put a tube under, or around the ground it is on. Awesome right?
Price- Not as much as building. I'm using frugal ways. I may go down to the rapids and snatch some big river slabs and different rocks. Mulch most likely will be home made. Soil is everywhere. I need to get a liner, solar pump, and plants. This may have to wait till spring but..I can dream. ^.^
Post by sherrylynne on Jan 25, 2011 14:13:34 GMT -5
I really wouldn't want to chance the plastic. YOU might not be able to bite through it, but you don't have the jaw strength of a ferret, nor the tenacity they have when they really start obsessing about something . To say nothing of potential predators.
I know that you're trying to save money, but if that's the stuff I"m thinking of, weather deteriorates it's integrity and a determined ferret will destroy it. It's holes and depth of plastic is set in such a manner that it actually causes a ferret to dig at it. I tried to use as a method to confine my guys to a give space, thinking that the smaller holes might discourage climbing. They didn't climb it to begin with...they just shredded the lower levels digging and biting at it. My guys weren't near as determined about getting out of the outdoor pen. ciao