Category Archives: Seasonal Pond Care

Leaves are Beginning to Show Some Color

Some of you further north of us, are already getting some chilly nights.  The leaves on your trees are already showing the colors of fall. Here, in Ohio things are just beginning to change. In the past week, I’ve noticed a few splotches of color. Before the leaves begin to fall, cover your pond with […]

Fall/Winter Maintenance Series

Well, I personally do not want to believe it…..but, the calendar does not lie! It’s September 21st, and fall is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. With that being said, there are some things you will want to do to ensure your pond and aquatic inhabitants survive the Winter ahead. Before winter arrives, you will want to […]

Fall & Winter Care of Submerged Plants

As long as the submerged plants are below the ice, they will usually survive the winter in most zones. Any part of the plant that is allowed to freeze will turn to mush and add unwanted debris to the pond. It is wise to cut these plants back.

Fall & Winter Care of Hardy Water Lilies

With the lower temperatures during the fall season, you will notice a decrease in water lily blooms and the lily pads turning yellow as the water temperatures cool. It is important at this time to remove the dead leaves and spent blooms to avoid having the debris in the pond over winter. As winter approaches […]

Fall & Winter Care of Lotus

As the lotus leaves begin to turn brown, the lotus is beginning to go dormant for the winter. Do not cut off the leaves; allow them to die back naturally. At this point, it is safe to cut them off above the water line. You do not want water getting down the hollow green stem […]