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How to Maintain a Garden Pond

Garden Maintenance Chelmsford

 

Here are a few tips to help you maintain a healthy garden pond:

 

• Use a fountain, waterfall or biological filter to help keep the water clean and oxygenated if you have fish.
• Use pond netting during autumn and winter to prevent dead leaves from rotting and fouling the water.
• Using Ramshorn snails will help keep the water clean by feeding on plant material and fish waste.
• If you have Canadian pondweed you will need to thin it out every few weeks or so during the summer to prevent it from choking the water.
• Remove spotty or decaying leaves of waterlillies and marginal plants otherwise they will foul the water.
• Deadhead flowering plants during summer to encourage more flowers. Leave flower heads intact if you want to attract birds into the area.
• Keep an eye out for algae and treat accordingly.
• Remove all marginal plant foliage as it fades to prevent decomposition in the water.
• Leave waterlily foliage to rot away naturally. The oily scum that appears on the water will disappear naturally.
• Just before winter sets in, remove the plants growing in containers and put them in a frost free place such as a shed or green house.

 

Are you looking for a local gardener in Chelmsford? Our friendly and reliable team of Essex based garden maintenance staff can take away all the hard work and stress that maintaining your garden brings. Why not give us a call on 01245 80 71 80 and arrange for a free consultation today.

 

 

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