What You Need to Know About Pond Management

Ponds can be a great addition to your property. They provide water, opportunities for fishing and relaxation, and an opportunity for birds and other pond life as they come to drink.

Unfortunately, as ponds age or as you neglect them, pond management becomes more difficult. Here we will discuss pond management and how you can keep your pond clean and healthy.

Aquatic Weeds

Aquatic weeds grow fast in ponds because there is no competition from other plants. Regularly pull the weeds out of the pond before they get too big or use an aquatic weed control product that’s labeled safe for ponds. The pond will be cleaner, better for fishing, and more aesthetically pleasing.

Animal Issues

Animals love water, especially when it comes to drinking. This means that if you have a pond, you’ll need to install a fence around it, so animals don’t drink from the pond and contaminate the water with droppings.

Water Level

The depth and gradient of your pond will determine how fast it loses water and how wide its range of plants and animals can be. If you want to keep aquatic vegetation or fish in your pond, you should make sure that there is enough water throughout the year (make sure the pond has a pond liner).

Water Quality

A pond that’s full of sediment may deprive plants and animals of oxygen, which can lead to destructive algae and fish deaths. If pond water is looking brown or muddy, remove sediment with a pond vacuum or pond basket. If the pond is overgrown with algae, pond treatment is the best way to clear the algae pond as it’s non-toxic and safe for plants, animals, and humans.

As you can see, ponds are a great addition to any property, but they require some maintenance. If you don’t want to maintain your pond, or if you don’t have time, it might be best to hire a pond management company. A healthy pond will remain beautiful for years to come.

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