No matter where you live – the North or the South, spring is a time of renewal for your water garden. While the change from winter to spring tends to be a bit more dramatic for those of us up North, it is no less special for our Southern brethren. In early March, while most northern pond owners are still stuck inside under ice and snow, the growing season has already begun down South.
Summer is here – and you’ve put your time into getting the pond ready this spring. You cleaned out your pond, kick-started the ecosystem, and counted your fish to make sure they all got through the winter. You’ve earned some quality time with your pond and what better time than summer? While the majority of the hard work is behind you, there are some summer maintenance items that still need to be addressed if you are to have a season of clean, clear water to enjoy. By keeping up on these tasks, you should have a healthy pond all season long.
Tropical water lilies and other plants have reached their maximum potential. Temperatures have cooled a little, so you can enjoy being outside without sweating. Water clarity is usually at its best in the fall because of fewer battles with algae. It truly is an enjoyable time of year. Here are some things that you can do to keep your water garden looking good.
Winter, regardless of whether you live in northern or southern climates, brings a general slowing down of the pond. The fish aren’t as active, the plants go dormant, and in freezing climates – the water stops moving as well. Both climate regions bring their own special challenges when it comes to over-wintering water gardens. Listed below are some general steps you can take to make sure your pond emerges in spring looking great!
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