Fall Pond Building Tips

Fall Pond Building Tips

If you are looking to install a pond then fall is the best time to plan and build. Autumn weather is dryer, cooler, and generally more predictable. Usually, there is less rainfall and the ground is easier to work. Enlist the help of friends to make it easier to construct and create an outdoor project that you can all look forward to working on together. Below are some fall pond building tips to aid you in your endeavor.

Read More

Autumn Aquatic Plant Care

Autumn Aquatic Plant Care

With the shorter days and cooler weather comes a change in foliage. For trees, we get to enjoy the vibrant fall colors that remind us of apple picking, pumpkin patches, and playing in the leaves. However, the same does not happen for our water plants. Colors begin to fade and leaves begin to dry out as they prepare for the winter ahead. As we have mentioned in previous blogs about preparing your pond for fall, executing seasonal pond maintenance is important, but paying attention to autumn aquatic plant care is also prudent. Savor the rest of the water gardening season by providing the extra attention needed to properly winterize your plants.

Read More

Tools You Need for Effective Fall Cleaning for Your Pond

Tools You Need for Effective Fall Cleaning for Your Pond

Fall is the time for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or really any reason to make a pie but more importantly it’s prime time for cleaning your pond. I know it is super exciting and probably the highlight of the season but the hard work will pay off in spring when there is less work to be done. Fall cleaning can feel overwhelming since a lot needs to be done and for the obvious reason that it’s a reminder you are preparing for the cold winter.

Read More

Aerating Your Pond in Fall and Winter

Aerating Your Pond in Fall and Winter

“Preparation is key” applies to most things in life but especially when it comes to ponds.  When spring comes along, reopening your pond can be a lot of work if you did not prepare during fall and winter.  Having mucky water and bloated fish belly up is not an ideal picture for relaxing by the pond.  An easy way to prep without having to do a ton of work is aerating your pond in the fall and winter. 

Read More

Fall Debris: Prevention and Maintenance

Fall Debris: Prevention and Maintenance

Fall brings cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage that is picturesque.  The vibrant colors of the leaves, the cool crisp air, and the scents of apples baking and fireplaces ablaze get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays.  But as the leaves fall, your pond is in danger of mounting debris that creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and mucky water.  You can keep the debris in your pond to a minimum with some preventative measures, cleaning, and maintenance. 

Read More