A pond is not just another element that adds beauty to your abode, it’s a fluidic body where your living species flora and fauna thrive. There are many things that you can do to ensure best possible care and maintenance for your pond, irrespective of any season, climate or weather conditions. Few tips for maintaining your garden pond.
Maintenance of pond in summers
There are few tips that will help you in ensuring that the species inside the pond remains calm and foster in a clean water body, even in extreme summer months.
Remove waste/ excreta from the pond – It’s ideal to remove decayed leaves and algae from the pond. Once you witness excess waste in the form of leaves, dirt, algae, bird’s feces has accumulated inside the pond, it should be removed immediately. In case of long filamentous algae, rake it off from the pond’s bottom to enhance the supply of oxygen inside the pond.
Clean pond’s filter – It’s advised to clean the filter of the pond from time-to-time to check there is no blockage. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the filters will ensure that there is no blockage and clogging
Feed high protein diet to fish: A good high protein diet enables better growth and development for aquatic species. Hence if you have fish inside your pond, it’s advised to feed them with high protein diet.
Another fact that a lot of individuals are unaware off is that warm water stimulates the metabolism of fishes resulting in increased digestion and increase in appetite. Also one should not feed fish in large quantities in one go rather should feed them at frequent intervals one to three times a day.
Proper Aeration systems : In order to enhance the supply of oxygen throughout the day, you need proper aeration systems in place. These pumps help aerate your pond well without leaving much scope for oxygen depletion.
Do remember that when the weather is hot and humid, increase the water level inside the pond as a drop in water level can tremendously affect the oxygen level inside the pond.
Be cautious while using chemicals: Chemicals can be harmful for the living species hence one needs to be careful while applying pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals inside the pond. It’s better to use herbicides to minimize the impact of chemicals on the plant and other species. Also it’s imperative to understand and read the label carefully before applying as too much quantity of herbicide can also become toxic inside the water.
During winter months – As summers come to an end and at the onset of winter season, it’s time you start planning for the pond maintenance much in advance so that by the time winter sets in, it becomes easier for the plants and fishes to adapt themselves as per the new changed environment.
Above mentioned tips can bring a great deal of respite to pond owners, provided the treatment of the pond is taken well on time and with right guidelines. You can also call an expert who will help you in managing the entire pond.
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