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Now that we are mired in the middle of winter and there is virtually nothing left to do with your pond (unless you still need a de-icer), it is a good time to start thinking forward to the spring and start planning for any changes or improvements you might want to make to your pond. Many people use this down time to work on plans for adding things like water falls, streams or even outfitting the pond with a new filtration system. It is much easier to start planning for those things now while there is little maintenance to be done, because come spring time you will be busy with spring clean up and any associated maintenance resulting from winter that you will find it hard to also do the planning for pond additions and before you know it the season will be in full swing.
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In many part of the country people have already experienced the first freeze of the winter season. If you are in a region that is prone to constant freeze overs, now is the time to invest in a pond de-icer. When ponds and water gardens freeze over for the winter, toxic gases and chemicals like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide can collect and make the water toxic. By placing a pond de-icer in the pond to create an opening in the ice, these toxins are able to be released through the surface and be exchanged for vital oxygen. A pond that is left frozen all winter can experience oxygen depletion which can kill the fish and create for more spring maintenance and water changes.
In our store we have pond deicers available for small and large ponds costing as little as $36.75. A relatively small investment to preserve our pond and the fish that live in it. Check them out today and let us know if you have any questions.
If you have a pond or water garden that is surrounded by or rests under trees, the best purchase you could make this time of year is pond netting. Pond netting is designed to fit over the top of a pond to help keep falling leaves and debris out of the water. Obviously in the fall leaves are falling fast and can create a big mess that if left unattended could create major problem over the winter or next spring.
As leaves and pine needles fall, they sink to the bottom of the pond where in the winter they will slowly and anaerobically decompose which can create raised ammonia levels and hydrogen sulfide production, along with adding to the muck layer on the bottom.
Pond netting is durable and can last season after season, and starts as low as $24.79. Many size options available.