Spring, Summer, Autumn, & Winter
To enjoy your pond year-round, set up a seasonal care plan. Most care is on
a preventative schedule to maintain a healthy pond, which generally equates to
a visually appealing pond.
Covering a pond with bird netting can save a great deal of work if the pond is in a heavily treed area. Remove any dead leaves or dead plant material from the pond. Trim back all plants and drop hardy Nymphaea to the lowest level of the pond. Move tropical plants indoors for overwintering.
When water temperatures drop below 55? Fahrenheit, stop feeding fish and shut down the biological filter. Drain all water from any exterior piping to eliminate cracking or breaking from eventual freezing or plan on running your pump throughout the Winter.
For more information about the Colorado Water Garden Society or other aspects of pond keeping along the front-range, send an e-mail to:
Written by Cyndie Thomas, originally published 2003 [Revised by Bob Hoffman & Edited by Dorothy Martinez 2013] ©Copyright 1999 - 2013, All Rights Reserved
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