As we move into the Fall season, there are many steps you can take to care for your ponds and water features. Here are a few of our recommendations:
- Install the Fall netting on the pond to keep your pond free of leaves and other seasonal debris.
- Switch from warm water bacteria to cold water bacteria.
- Fish should be slowing down on feeding.
- As the temperatures of your pond water dip below 65 degrees it is time to switch to cold water food for your fish.
- When the temperature in your pond goes below 55 degrees it is time to stop feeding altogether.
- There will be days when the air temperature is warm, but that does not mean to start feeding the fish again. Follow the water temperature guidelines above.
- All fertilizing should be done for the season.
- Dead head your plant material to eliminate the debris in the pond.
- Lotus: leave any remaining flower pods in place and allow them to grow larger. You can use them in your fall decorations. Once the pod has gotten larger, cut it and hang upside down to dry. Remember to always cut stems above the water.
- If we run into a late Summer and your fish become very active, contact us for recommendations.
- Watch the website for details as the fall goes on.