Category Archives: Seasonal Pond Care

what a joy

 Although we can’t complain about the winter we had this year mother nature is playing tricks on us again. Signs of spring and warm weather and now snow tomorrow??  What gives? While walking through the garden you can see signs of spring trying to emerge.   The fish in the pond will venture towards the water […]

Fall is here

Its officially fall now and we need to begin preparing our pond for the winter and hopefully a cleaner pond for spring.  I’ve listed a few maintenance tips to guide you through preparing your pond for the winter.  I still have a few flowers appearing in my pond but I think they are almost through […]

Spring is starting to bud….

With spring upon us its important to check on your fish.  Its a critical time for them when they start coming out of dormancy.  They are more likely to become vulnerable to illness unless proper steps are taken.   When coming out of dormancy their bodies are low on the important nutrients needed to help ward of diseases.  […]

Highland Rim Aquatic Fertilizer Tablets

Aquatic pond plants need to be fertilized monthly to flourish and bloom profusely. At Dragonfly Aquatics we recommend Highland Rim Aquatic Plant Fertilizer tablets. Specially formulated for blooming aquatic plants, with a 10-26-10 nutrient ratio.Highland Rim Fertilizer tablets give your waterlilies, lotuses and blooming marginals plenty of phosphorus to produce the most spectacular blossoms possible. […]

Spring Tease

Here we go again.  I call it the Spring Tease.  Just when plants are beginning to sprout and the warm weather hits….big time….it teases us with a mention of snow!  The cold front here in Ohio and across the north has moved in for a few days.  If you have already put plants out in […]

MicrobeLift PL

Microbe-Lift PL is the product most often used to maintain the natural biological and chemical balance of your pond in all seasons.  We’ve talked about the Spring/Summer Cleaner which works wonders in accelerating the breakdown of leaves, twigs and other accumulated dead organic waste.  The Microbe-Lift PL is formulated for decorative ponds and is easy […]

What Happened to Spring…..

This is what some of us in the North woke up to this morning, and this was after some of it had melted.  What happened to those 50 and 60 degree days???  Hopefully they will be back again soon.  How can we get started cleaning our ponds and thinking putting those new plants in if the […]

The Importance of Beneficial Bacteria

  Adding beneficial bacteria is essential for the water garden and seeding of pond filters. Once established the bacteria lives by eating fish waste and other organic matter in the pond. Bacteria converts ammonia into nitrites which are then converted  into nitrates. This process known as the Nitrogen Cycle is an important part of water maintenance. It is essential to the […]

Spring Chores Continued

We’ve checked everything out in our ponds but what about our fish?  The fish are swimming and coming to the top of the pond.  Don’t be in a hurry to feed them.   The proper time to begin feeding the fish is when the water temperatures consistently reach at least 50 degrees and above.  On the few warmer […]

Barley and What it will do for your pond

Barley is a natural approach to eliminating string algae, improving water clarity and naturally balancing pond water. Barley is one of the few pond additives that will work at any temperature. Barley is available in three different forms. The Barley bale, once placed in your pond, will slowly decompose and as it does so, it […]