The old pond fed by a small leat had become totally silted up over the years and resembled an unsightly marsh at the edge of the lawn.
We dredged the pond, saving water plants where practicable, and cleared the overgrown paddock at the far side of the pond. The spoil removed was deposited on the property and graded ready for future planting with wildflower seeds.
Where the leat enters the pond, we constructed a silt trap to provide an accessible position to remove any future silt brought in by the stream to be removed before ,once again clogging up the pond.
The pond has now been planted with a variety of water plants and is attracting a plethora of wild life.