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A Guide to All Seasons Pond Landscaping There are various types of landscape pond but all of them require regular care. How you maintain a landscape pond through the seasons would depend on its size, location, construction, and content. It is critical to know how to manage your landscape pond no matter if it is big or small, or in-ground or aboveground. Below are some steps on how to sustain a landscape pond based on the season. Pond landscaping during springtime 1. As warranted, clean the pond bottom by draining the pond and hosing down the bottom. It is bad for the pond to have more than an inch of muck.
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2. Observe if there are any leaks and patch it using a pond repair kit. This step is necessary in any landscape pond maintenance routine so you can hold off continuous water loss.
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3. Reinstall the filter and pump but replace them if needed. 4. When topping off the water level, seep water at the bottom of the pond to prevent the buildup of salts and minerals. 5. Clear away dead leaves and detritus to rule out toxic gases. 6. Supplement the water with oxygenating aquatic bunch plants to augment the level of oxygen. 7. Separate potted plants to they can continue growing robustly. 8. Start feeding the fish with a high carbohydrate diet so they will have increased activity. 9. Return the frost-sensitive plants you stored last winter back to the pond once the danger of icy weather has passed. 10. The water lilies, lotus and marsh plants should be divided first prior to replanting. 11. New submerged and floating plants must be added to the water once it reaches 50 degrees Fahrenheit to keep algae in check. 12. Do not forget to fertilize the potted plants. How to look after a landscape pond in summertime 1. Top off the level of the water as needed. A proper water balance should be maintained at all times, and salt and mineral buildup should be suppressed. When topping off, do it with small amounts of water often rather than with large amounts right away. 2. Assess weekly the water chemistry using a kit for chloramines, chlorine and ammonia as huge amounts of these chemicals are deadly to fish. Pond landscaping tips in autumn 1. Remove the falling leaves and if the pond is near trees, use a netting to catch the leaves. 2. Detach the filter and pumps, drain them, and store them inside. Pond landscaping during wintertime 1.Protect your pond by floating a ball or wood on its surface that will absorb the pressure from the expanding ice. 2. Maintain an open air hole for the fish and for toxic gases to pass through.