have a water garden, here are some tips for getting it through the
Stop feeding your fish. They are cold blooded and cannot digest
when the water temperature is below 50 degrees. It can actually
decompose inside of them and cause them to die. Goldfish and Koi will
live through winter cold as long as the pond doesn’t freeze to the
Hardy water lilies, pickerel rush and other temperate climate
plants can stay right where they are in the pond. Remove all foliage as
it fades so it doesn’t foul the water.
Tropical water plants should be
removed before they freeze.
If you have moving water such as a waterfall
or other circulating water feature this will help prevent thick ice
If your pond is very shallow or your water feature is
above ground, such as a fountain there are immersible water heaters that
plug into a regular electrical outlet and will keep the water ice free.
You can purchase these at pool supply outlets or you can buy a stock
tank heater at a farm supply store, which will work as well and usually
cost less. They are rated as to how many gallons of water they will keep
Finally, if you have trees, leaves can fill up a pond pretty quickly. If you
cover the pond with bird netting while the leaves are falling it is a
simple matter to roll it up and dispose of the leaves when necessary.
Once all the leaves have dropped take the netting off the pond and store
for next year.
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