Kiddie Pool Bog Garden Question
My first post. Very exciting.
I'm planning to fill an old kiddie pool with Fred's recipe for bog garden soil, then install the pool in a hole I'll dig in the center of our front lawn. Full sun. Always wet. I'm getting the workflow wrong here, but you get the idea.
I don't plan on populating the bog until spring.
While the lawn is not now (nor will it ever be) like "Masters Sunday at Augusta", it has been improving over the years, and I do throw down fertilizer from time to time. If you've ever read one of Fred's posts, you're probably way ahead of me by this point. Fertilizer and bog garden's don't mix, and some is bound to leach into my kiddie pool garden, despite it being slightly raised above grade.
Anyone out there have any ideas for a barrier between lawn and plastic pool garden? I'm thinking of a kind of soil "no-man's land", populated with grasses or skunk cabbage or similar that would soak up any fertilizer before it hit the edge of the pool-bog.
If anyone is interested, I'll post some pics of the proposed site so you can get a better understanding of the dynamics.
Looking forward to reading your thoughts.