Spring Pond Clean

Pond Tips – Cleaning

Signs your pond needs cleaning are green water, lots of duckweed and a big build-up of leaves on the bottom.

March is not a bad time to do a pond clean. This is especially true if you can get it done before the frogs spawn.  If you do drain your pond and clean it, try to leave some of the existing dead leaves and silt. They form the base of the food chain. A layer of algae, fungi and bacteria build up on the dead leaves, providing food for tadpoles, grazing invertebrates and other pond animals. You also need to keep an eye out for newts and frogs that have started to return to the pond about now.

If you need any information, or help with cleaning your pond or pool, please get in touch.