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Year-Round Tips to Pond Landscaping Landscape ponds come in different varieties but all of them need periodic care. Depending on its size, construction, location and content, you will know what kind of seasonal maintenance routine your pond needs. Whether it is in-ground or aboveground, or big or small, it is important to know how to preserve your landscape pond. The pointers below can help you conserve your landscape pond from season to 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 should be a staple in your landscape pond maintenance checklist so you can put a stop to continuous water loss.
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3. Put back the pump and filter but get new ones if necessary. 4. When topping off the water level, seep water at the bottom of the pond to prevent the buildup of salts and minerals. 5. Take out dead leaves and other debris to ward off toxic gases. 6. Tack on a bunch of oxygenating aquatic plants to increase the oxygen level in the water. 7. If the plants are potted, divide them so they will grow quicker. 8. Start feeding the fish with a high carbohydrate diet so they will have increased activity. 9. Move the frost-sensitive plants from winter storage to the pond once the forecast for snow is gone. 10. Before replanting the lotus, water lilies and marsh plants, divide them first. 11. To keep algae under control, include new floating and submerged plants once the water temperature reached fifty degrees Fahrenheit. 12. Put fertilizer to the potted plants. How to look after a landscape pond in summertime 1. Make sure you top off the water level as needed. Be watchful for a proper water balance and to thwart the buildup of salt and mineral. Do not add large amounts of water in an instant but seep small amounts often when topping off. 2. With the use of a kit, test the water chemistry every week for ammonia, chloramines and chlorine as an excessive volume of these chemicals is fatal to fish. Pond landscaping in the fall 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. Have an open air hole for the fish and for the discharge of toxic gases.