Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish

 


Article by: Doug Green

It seems that there are always questions this time of year about winterizing plastic ponds. , Wicker Patio Furniture or Teak Patio Furniture is Great in a Gazebo To begin with, clean out all the gunk (composed of fish , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting and plant , Selecting Outdoor Benches waste) at the bottom of the pond. , Selecting Outdoor Benches Specialist garden , Teak Benches catalogues have a little gizmo that attaches to a hose and when the hose is run, the gizmo acts like a vacuum cleaner, sucking debris from the bottom of the pond. , Create the Perfect Patio: Finding Great Furniture Or, more simply move your pond , Everything You need to Know to Set up Your Square Foot Garden pump to the pond , Everything You need to Know to Set up Your Square Foot Garden bottom and direct the output to the ground and not the filter. If you don't remove the plant , Finding the Best Pond Pumps debris, it will continue to decompose. Decomposition uses oxygen as one of its primary fuels and this means that oxygen will be taken from the water , Japanese Gardens – Basic Design Questions That Should Be Addressed to fuel plant , Making a Garden Pond With a Pond Liner decomposition. If there is an ice-layer over the pond, , Fragrant Fine Art: Give your Garden a Design That's All Your Own and there will be shortly, the water , The Flower Drying Game - Part 3: An Affordable Home Flower-Press will not be able to replace that oxygen and the pond , The Amazing Hummingbird will go into an anaerobic (without oxygen) state under the ice.

Now, you've never quite smelled something until you've taken a whiff of a pond , Make The Most From Your Vegetable Garden that's in that state. It is basically your very own backyard , Gardening - What are Annuals and Biennials? sewage system. Aside from getting rid of the smell, the reason you remove the bottom layers of material is so any fish , The Basic Steps to Bamboo Gardening you're leaving in the pond , US Flag History will have enough oxygen to survive the winter. , Making a Garden Pond With a Pond Liner And survive they will as long as you stop feeding them when the water , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting gets cold , Redwood Outdoor Decor: Relax This Season With Furniture You Can Trust - the water , Selecting Outdoor Benches (at less than 50F) is really too cold , Redwood Outdoor Decor: Relax This Season With Furniture You Can Trust for them to feed and any food , Brighten Your Path By Installing Decorative Landscape Lighting will simply rot. The fish , Selecting Outdoor Benches will survive as long as the water , Ellepots/Paper Pots doesn't freeze solidly to the bottom of the pond. , Brighten Your Path By Installing Decorative Landscape Lighting If the pond , How to Build a Fence is three to four feet deep, it will not freeze and your fish , The Indoor Garden: Plants that Clean the Air will be fine. Shallower ponds , The Basics of Mulch will either have to have a bubbler, a pump , Wicker Patio Furniture or Teak Patio Furniture is Great in a Gazebo left running to keep an open area open or the fish , Accentuate Your Home with an Address Plaque removed to an aquarium for the winter. , The Art of Painting Trees and Shrubs

But start with removing the gunk.
Doug Green, , Gardening - What are Annuals and Biennials? an award winning garden , Fragrant Fine Art: Give your a Design That's All Your Own author, gardens , The Gazebo Spa: One of 5 Creative Ways to Use Your Gazebo and answers questions in his free gardening , Metal Sheds newsletter at http://www.water-gardens-information.com

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