Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Landscape Pond

Posted: Jun 18 2018

Ponds are an attractive natural feature to add to your landscaping that will entice visitors and provide a source of relaxation for residents with the soothing sounds of flowing water and colourful beauty of a variety of flowers, shrubs and plants.  This serene landscape feature is sure to become your yard's focal point.

If you have a garden pond, here are some tips to keep your pond happy and healthy all summer long. 

  • Top the water level as required.  It is suggested to add small amounts of water often, rather than large amounts infrequently. 
  • Regularly remove dead leaves and flowers from pond water. 
  • Trim plants and trees inside and surrounding the pond as needed to prevent fast growers and plant debris from overwhelming the pond.  
  • Keep an eye on your plant's health and remove any plants that aren't fairing well.  Control any plant pests as needed to maintain healthy plants. 
  • Check filters and pump intakes weekly for clogs and clean as required. 
  • Control algae with a long-handle bristle brush, rake, or pole and eco-friendly products such as Earth Smart's ESAE Natural Pond and Lake Conditioner in combination with ESAA Pond Prevention. 

References: 

Better Home and Garden 

The Pond Guy

 

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