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Pond Landscaping in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter 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. 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 tips in springtime 1. If needed, drain the pond and hose down its bottom to clean it. More than an inch of muck in the pound can be damaging.
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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. Return the pump and filter but change them if they are not working properly. 4. When topping off the water level, seep water at the bottom of the pond to prevent the buildup of salts and minerals. 5. Remove fallen leaves and detritus to inhibit toxic gases. 6. Supplement the water with oxygenating aquatic bunch plants to augment the level of oxygen. 7. In case of potted plants, split them so they can continue growing robustly. 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. Add fertilizer to the potted plants. Pond landscaping during 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. 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. Skim the fallen leaves and in case there are lots of trees surrounding the pond, a netting on top of it can help catch the leaves. 2. Detach the filter and pumps, drain them, and store them inside. How to look after a landscape pond in wintertime 1. To protect the pond from expanding ice, place a floating ball or wood on the pond surface to absorb the pressure. 2. Maintain an open air hole for the fish and for toxic gases to pass through.