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Pond Landscaping in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter There are various types of landscape pond but all of them require regular care. How you maintain a landscape pond through the seasons would depend on its size, location, construction, and content. Whether it is in-ground or aboveground, or big or small, it is important to know how to preserve your landscape pond. Review the tips below to help you nurture your landscape pond depending on the season. How to look after a landscape pond in springtime 1. If needed, drain the pond and hose down its bottom to clean it. It is bad for the pond to have more than an inch of muck.
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2. Pay attention for any leak and patch it with 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. 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. Add a bunch of oxygenating aquatic plants to boost the oxygen level in the water. 7. In case of potted plants, split them so they can continue growing robustly. 8. Feed the fish with a high carbohydrate diet so they will be active. 9. Put back to the pond the tropical plants you stored for the winter after the cold weather has passed. 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. Check the water level and top it off as needed. It is important to maintain a proper water balance and inhibit the accumulation of salt and mineral. When topping off, do it with small amounts of water often rather than with large amounts right away. 2. Analyze the water chemistry weekly with ammonia, chlorine and chloramines kits as too much of these chemicals will kill the fish. Pond landscaping in the fall 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. Disconnect the pumps and filter then drain them and keep them indoor. Pond landscaping tips in wintertime 1. Put on the pond surface a floating wood or ball to absorb the tension from the expanding ice and safeguard the pond. 2. Have an open air hole for the fish and for the discharge of toxic gases.