If you love the way your landscape invites you to spend more time outdoors, but the water features or pond have recently lost their sparkle, we have a few tips that can help. In addition to a few minor adjustments that the homeowner or commercial property owner can make, adding the pond and fountains to the to-do list of a pro landscaping company familiar with residential and commercial properties is also helpful. If you are interested in getting a better idea of how maintenance of your pond or water feature works this is the article for you.
Why your pond or water feature is losing its luster
Even well-intended property owners or landscaping companies that focus on plants might not understand the obstacles that are keeping your pond or water feature from being in good shape. For example, allowing mowed grass to contaminate a pond or water feature could result in the pump getting clogged. Not having regular maintenance of the pond could allow leaves to build up and change the pH. In addition to potentially killing fish in the pond or water feature, there is a chance that decaying leaves can kill off decorative plants such as water lilies. Other pH problems that can be difficult to diagnose without a professional are ponds or water features that are growing large amounts of algae.
How pros can help keep water features and ponds looking their best
Each water feature is unique, and the ecology of this part of the landscaping is almost as important as the hoses, stone, pumps or plants that it contains. In order to get the right balance throughout the year to amaze your neighbors or customers, having water feature pros on your side is essential. Regular maintenance can include cleaning, winterizing, turning back on your water feature, fixing a leak or installing aquatic plants seasonally. You will find that including these maintenance services to your fountain, simulated stream, or pond will help your feature work vibrantly and providing the tranquil environment you desire.
A few ways that homeowners can DIY pond and water feature maintenance
There are a couple of tips and tricks to help maintain a pond yourself as the homeowner, and the main idea is keeping foreign objects out of the water. This can include hiring a landscaper that knows mowed grass will dramatically change the pH of pond water. This also includes removing tree limbs that make their way into a pond after a storm. The best thing that a homeowner can do when it concerns a pond with fish is to avoid DIY kits that suggest the pH of the water can be corrected. In other words, sometimes the best tip for a homeowner or commercial property owner is knowing when to stop trying DIY techniques and proceed with hiring professionals.Finally, remember to add the correct amount of dechlorinator to your pond after you refill it with hose water or else your fish may die. This product can be found at garden centers or purchased online.We recommend the product Pond Care- Stress Coat +Plus.
Let us help you with your pond or water features
Whether you are a municipality with a beloved fountain that needs a full-service team or a homeowner with a water feature or birdbath that needs some serious attention, we are the pros you have been looking for. To get started, give us a call and speak to our friendly staff about your expectations.