Wildlife in Winter Ponds

 


Article by: Brett Fogle

This may seem contradictory, but you want to leave a little bit of debris in the pond , Take Another Look at Those Wild Surreptitious Weeds when preparing it for winter. , The Garden in

Some water , Teak Outdoor Furniture gardeners net out the fish, , Take Another Look at Those Wild Surreptitious Weeds completely drain the water , ing Your Lawn and scrub out the pond, , Teak Outdoor Furniture refilling it with fresh water. , Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan

Frogs, tadpoles, snails and microscopic pond , Hydrangea Forever & Ever Red life need to burrow down into mud and leaves to survive the winter. , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child'

Fish also hibernate on the bottom, settling in around a bed , Take Another Look at Those Wild Surreptitious Weeds of leaves and mud. I remove about 90% of the leaves and silt that have accumulated over the summer. , Lap Pools – Great Exercise Inside Or Any Size Backyard

Leave the rest as "bedding material."

You'll be amazed at the diversity of pond , Tick Removal life that emerges in spring. , Roman Concrete - How They Did It Keep in mind that tree , Flower Bulbs: Nature’s Greatest Gift leaves will continually blow into the pond , Fiberglass Liners as long as the water , Grass Varieties isn't frozen.

I recommend covering the pond , Using Vines to Beautify Your House with bird , February Plants are Going to Pot netting.

This black plastic , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit netting is almost invisible and prevents tree , Easy Tips For Planting Garden Bulbs leaves and debris from getting into the pond. , Dangers in the Garden: Animals
About The Author

Brett Fogle is the owner of MacArthur Water Gardens , Backpack Blowers and several pond-related websites including macarthurwatergardens.com and pond-filters-online.com. He also publishes a free monthly newsletter called PondStuff! with a reader circulation of over 9,000 pond , Oregano: Joy of the Mountain owners. To sign up for the free newsletter and receive a complimentary 'New Pond , Amaryllis Secrets Owners Guide' for joining, just visit MacArthur Water Gardens , In Design, Less Is More at our website.

brett@macarthurwatergardens.com

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