Spring is here and it’s time to get a little maintenance done on your pond. These maintenance tips take little time and effort and can help prevent future problems from arising throughout the pond season. Some pond enthusiasts enjoy performing their own maintenance but always know that you have the option to get in contact with a Certified Aquascape Contractor to give you a hand! Gordon’s Pond Utopia is a Certified Aquascape Contractor.
1. Clean out your pond, whether that means a full clean-out or just picking up a bit and rinsing things off. More about giving your pond a spring cleaning >> CLICK HERE
4. Remove algae, leaves and other debris left over from the season before. This is crucial because an excess of decaying debris will add to the nutrient levels and the algae in the pond.
6. Add plants to control algae. Since plants directly compete with algae for nutrients, they are the most important addition to the pond. Using a wide variety of plants will not only add to the natural look of the pond, but will reduce algae growth as well.
7. DO NOT overfeed your fish. Fish food that is not eaten will add more nutrients to the pond, helping feed the algae. See our 5 Tips for Feeding Fish article for more information.
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