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Care for the pond in the fall

With the advent of autumn, there is still one concern — well to clear the pond. And start should start with plants that can freeze during a frost type of water lilies. If the depth of the pond greater than 1 m and decreases steadily during the winter, aquatic plants need to survive. However, the condition of their successful wintering — preliminary purification from rot and shield of all […]

With the advent of autumn, there is still one concern — well to clear the pond. And start should start with plants that can freeze during a frost type of water lilies .

If the depth of the pond greater than 1 m and decreases steadily during the winter, aquatic plants need to survive. However, the condition of their successful wintering — preliminary purification from rot and cover all parts under water.

The faded parts of plants above the water (for example, yellowing leaves of the iris) should be cut off. But be careful not to remove during circumcision green, necessary for the production of oxygen. So carefully and gently get rid of dead leaves.

The stems of riparian plants to allow the frozen water bodies to improve the provision of aquatic plants oxygen, so do not delete them during fall cleaning. In addition, they will decorate the winter landscape.

Autumn care of garden pond

The arrival of autumn — shorter days and longer nights. Like, it’s not meetnicaraguan relationship to the water, but plants and animals, bodies of water, it is important that the glassy surface of the water illuminated by the sun as long as possible. Therefore, we recommend you to remove in addition to fallen leaves and a portion of floating plants (duckweed, water hyacinth) and coastal the leaves, the roots of which are entirely within the water.

Leaves falling from the trees, are the main cause of pollution of the reservoir. Accordingly, important:

proper planting of trees,

systematic cleaning of the surface,

thorough cleansing of fallen to the bottom of the leaves with a special grid with cells of about 1 cm.

Simple and cheap method of removing contaminants is through a sieve or net which can be replaced by a durable fabric.

Fish food pollutes the pond

Water pollution can be prevented by cessation of feeding fish in cold weather. When the water temperature reaches 8 °C, fish fall into a “winter sleep” and significantly reduced the intensity of their life processes. Feeding at this time will only hurt the fish, and very dirty water.

Cleansing the pond is also helpful for the fishes living in it. In places where in the winter “gather” dirt, debris, leaks out poisonous gases from the rotting process, which causes a lack of oxygen.

Device for cleaning all the filters, the pumps can work till late autumn. The first frost, however, are a warning to immediately turn off equipment.

Submersible pumps smaller than 60-70 cm in the water must be removed from the reservoir, to avoid damage due to freezing water.