The last few months have been spent bundled in sweaters, staring at bare, leafless trees, and grounds covered in snow. Winter is beautiful and quiet, nature seems to go to sleep as animals hibernate and trees lose their leaves. It’s a great time to reflect on life and plan for the upcoming warmer months. Spring is known as the season of new beginnings as nature reawakens. Plants begin to bloom, animals come out of hibernation, and soon little baby squirrels, raccoons, and rabbits will be wandering about. Once the ice and snow thaws and the temperatures warm, you can reopen your pond finally! Read More
A new year is a fresh start, a chance to reflect and make improvements. Resolutions are made (and hopefully kept!) as people promise more exercise and healthier lifestyle for the New Year. This year try adding a water gardening resolution. Think back to 2016, how was your water clarity? Were your fish healthy? How often did you test your water? Read More
The goal for a winter pond is to have healthy fish and good water quality, leading to a smooth spring transition. A pond filled with fish, frogs, and snails requires a little extra care, but adds for even more fun in the spring with tadpoles and baby fish! Depending on how harsh the climate is and the depth of your pond, you may decide to move everyone inside and close the pond for the winter. If you do not have fish to worry about, the workload is a bit less and the pond can be shut down until the weather warms up in the spring. Before the water freezes, don’t forget to add any lights or in-water decorations! Here are three tips to keep your pond enjoyable throughout winter. Read More
There are cold weather people who love big jackets and hot chocolate and there are warm weather people, who enjoy bathing suits and smoothies. Similar to people, ponds can flourish in any season, but have special needs to succeed in the fluctuating temperatures. During the warm weather, the main concern is algae blooms, water quality, and oxygen levels. The three things you should know about ponds in cooler temperatures are the decline of good bacteria, vulnerability of fish, and potential runoff exposure.
Three tips to maintain a healthy pond
A morning highlight is walking out to your pond, prepped with coffee and fish food, and being greeted by hungry and feisty fish faces popping out of the water, excited for breakfast. The morning fun can be disrupted when your favorites become barely visible in cloudy or even green water. The warm summer months tempt algae to take over. Algae can steal your fish’s oxygen while turning your pond green, which is dangerous as oxygen levels naturally decrease in warm water. As the weather warms, extra care is needed to maintain healthy and clear water.
Summer is here and that means sunshine, warm pools, and green…ponds? Yes, this is the time of year when many ponds go from a crystal clear oasis to something resembling a celebrity green juice. The combination of the warm weather and intense direct sunlight creates the perfect conditions for algae to take over, which means you might need some water treatments.
Pond Life during the summer focuses a lot on algae. The combination of summer heat and debris can cause green algae to grow in your water features and disturb their appearance and health. Controlling the amount of algae in your pond may be a hard task, but here are a few products and tips you can utilize to help prevent algae.
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