You may be excited or even feel a sense of awe, the first time you see a deer in your yard.
As we head into the winter months a common question customers typically ask is “What is the best option to keep a hole in the ice on my pond”.
As snow, ice, and cold winds are headed our way our autumn jackets change to heavy winter coats, but what do frogs do to stay alive during the winter months? A common theory we hear is that they burrow into the mud on the bottom of streams and ponds, but that’s not entirely true.
With cold weather approaching there are a few maintenance changes that every pond owner should keep in mind. It may sound like there is a lot more work during the winter, but there really isn’t. There will simply be a different way to maintain your pond during the approaching colder months that, if done correctly, will give you a nearly maintenance free winter.
How do I winterize My Pondless Water Feature?
Depending on what type of feature you own, winterization may not be needed. Some things to keep in mind when making the decision about whether or not to keep your feature running all winter long.
Here are some things that you can do to keep your water garden looking good during the Fall season.
- Stop fertilizing your aquatic plants when the weather becomes cooler. This lets the plants know the season is coming to an end.
- You may begin to notice an increasing number of yellow leaves this time of year, its ok to prune them off. Just be sure to trim the dying foliage to 2” above the water level. Your lilies - tropical and hardy - should still be going strong, at least until the first heavy frost.
Water features are a great way to experience the many benefits of the waterscape lifestyle. Including personalizing your outdoor living space and providing a place that wildlife will love. Determining which type of water feature you will have is the first step in designing your backyard oasis. If you’ve done any amount of research than you may have already discovered there are a multitude of different types of water features.
For most of us here in the Mid-Atlantic region the summer season has some pretty awesome benefits! From farmers markets, picnics, and countless outdoor & water activities. If you've lived in this area for any length of time chances are you've also experienced the "not-so-good" side of summer too.The area can sometimes see extended periods of heat, lack of rainfall, and dry windy weather that can wreak havoc on the landscape.
If you have been researching different types of ponds for any length of time it’s very likely that you’ve run across a heated debate between the “rocks and gravel are cool” and the “rocks and gravel will kill us all” groups. It is a debate that can be seen raging on forums and articles across the web.
Many pond owners feel a backyard pond isn’t complete without a colorful group of fish to observe and care for. To maximize your enjoyment, as well as the health of the fish, one of the most important decisions you can make is…. What the proper number of fish is for your size pond. Getting to the right amount may not be as straightforward as it seems and the answer can actually vary a bit.