I have a leaking cement pond that I am going to turn into a bog garden. I've been advised to put some holes in the bottom, then put some poor soil in and that's it - just plant it up with marginal plants.
This seems too easy. Is that really all I have to do? I thought I'd need gravel or something in the bottom. I have some (new) septic tank pipe (~6" diameter and full of holes) if that would be useful.
My husband wants to drill holes in the bottom of the pond - I'd just go at it with a sledge hammer.
...and where do you get poor soil?