Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Having a beautiful pond with crystal clear water does not happen without work. The reason you have shimmering water is because of routine maintenance. When the water becomes murky, the pond is showing signs of an imbalance and the pond’s health is at risk probably due to improper upkeep. Below are some common pond maintenance mistakes to avoid.

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When Is It Too Late To Winterize Your Pond?

When Is It Too Late To Winterize Your Pond?

Life gets busy and a lot of responsibilities fall by the wayside. Winterizing your pond may be one of those tasks that just fell through the cracks and now you are wondering, is it too late to winterize the pond? Should the prep have started in fall?  Yes, but it’s ok. We have some last minute guidelines to follow to get your pond geared up for winter.

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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.

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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. 

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Pond Equipment In Summer

The Importance of Maintaining Your Pond Equipment In Summer

The summer months are prime time for you ponds to be working most effectively.  It’s when threats like algae blooms, lack of oxygen, murky water, and fish disease and death are most common.  That’s why maintenance of your equipment during summer is so important.  The equipment needs to be functioning at the optimum level 24 hours a day during the warm weather to make sure it maintains a healthy ecosystem.

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Essential Summer Pond Equipment

Essential Summer Pond Equipment

Summer is the best time to take full advantage of your water garden.  Relaxing by your pond offers tranquility in nature but cloudy murky water and dreadful odors can ruin this experience entirely.  We discussed in previous posts about algae and how to control it, but algae is your worst enemy in summer and some light maintenance is needed to keep your pond balanced.  In order to keep this balance, there is some essential pond equipment we recommend.

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Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

If you’re looking at green murky water in your pond then it’s probably due to the dreaded algae.  This grim reaper of ponds was featured in our last post when we discussed how algae is created and this week we will talk about how to control algae in your pond.  Pond scum not only affects the water clarity and quality but also depletes the pond of essential oxygen.  Fortunately, there are a few easy steps to controlling and eliminating algae.

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Spring Checklist for the Perfect Pond

Spring Checklist for the Perfect Pond

As the clocks move forward and the sun sets later, relaxing by the pond seems more appealing by the minute.  It would be great if you could have your pond set up and ready to go with a snap of your fingers but unfortunately technology hasn’t come that far just yet!  But Spring is right around the corner and now is the time to start preparing your pond for the warm weather.  To help you out, we’ve come up with a checklist of things to do for your pond this Spring.

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